Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 219865
Window List in Gnome shows windows from all desktops with new Beryl 0.1.3
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:51 EST
Description of problem:
After using yum update to update to Beryl 0.1.3 this week the window list in
gnome now shows windows from all desktops. I have right clicked on it and gone
to preferences to verify that it is set to show windows only from the current
desktop. This problem is causing a lot clutter and confusion on my taskbar.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Open a terminal then change desktops when using beryl. Terminal will show up in
window list on all desktops.
Steps to Reproduce:
Terminal shows up in window list on all desktops.
It should only show in the window list on the one desktop it was opened on.
I'm not able to reproduce this, everything works as expected for me. Can you
shut down beryl, move ~/.beryl and ~/.beryl-managerrc out of the way and restart
beryl to see if it happens with a fresh config?
I did what you said. When I restart beryl and open a terminal it displays only
on the current desktop. I open a second and third terminal and the problem is
back - they display on all desktops. Same thing happens when I start firefox.
I have some more information for you. The problem only seem to occur when I
open a window from an icon on my desktop. If I open a terminal or firefox from
the main menu on the taskbar it only appears on the windown list in that one
desktop. If I open a terminal of firefox from an icon on my desktop (I dragged
these there from the main menu sometime in the past), it remains in the window
list on all windows. Very strange.
I can confirm this, even when opening a terminal from nautilus-open-terminal
which adds to the contextual menu of the desktop the ability to open a terminal
window. When I open the terminal, say from the stater-bar desklet, everything's
fine. When opening a Nautilus window from the Computer icon, there is no such
I figured out that if I remove the line "StartupNotify=true" from all the
.desktop files on my desktop, programs stay on only one desktop when I open them
from the icons.
I don't really understand this fix, but it works. I hope it helps someone else
work it out.
I've seens similar problems with thunderbird and firefox on one machine (does
not happen on a second one) with 0.1.3. They get shown in the task-list
everytime. All other task are displayed as they should (e.g. the task-list only
shows those task gthat are located on the viewport that's currently active).
There should be 0.1.4 packages coming shortly, hopefully, they resolve all the
problems that cropped up in 0.1.3...
Okay, best as I can tell, this is fixed in 0.1.4 (which was pushed through the
build system for rawhide yesterday, FC6 today). Thunderbird and terminals opened
from the contextual menu only show up on their desktop for me.