Bug 238164 - Workspace switcher only shows thumbnails of the current workspace
Summary: Workspace switcher only shows thumbnails of the current workspace
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2007-04-27 15:46 UTC by Mikko Huhtala
Modified: 2009-07-14 17:18 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:18:02 UTC
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Description Mikko Huhtala 2007-04-27 15:46:20 UTC
Description of problem:

My session is set to use Compiz. If I change to Metacity and back to Compiz
during the session using 'Desktop Effects' from the System menu, the switcher
applet only shows the thumbnail view of the current workspace (virtual desktop).
The thumbnails for the other virtual desktops remain blank even if windows are
put on them. Switching works erratically: ctrl-alt-left and ctrl-alt-right do
change the desktop, but not the position in the switcher applet. Pointing and
clicking the switcher changes both the workspace and and the position in the
switcher applet, but the Compiz effect (cube) is not rendered (it is with the
keyboard shortcut).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Add workspace switcher to a panel if it isn't there. Turn Desktop Effects on
and log out (session now set up to use Compiz).

2. Log in, switch Desktop Effects off, then back on again.

3. Open multiple windows and place them in different workspaces.

4. Try switching.
Actual results:

Switcher shows blank thumbnail views for all but the current workspace.
Switching using the keyboard has different effects from switching using the
mouse: position in the switcher applet is not changed.

Expected results:

Windows in other workspaces should show up in the switcher thumbnail view and
switching should work consistently.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 00:19:27 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.

If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change
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Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.

The process we're following is outlined here:

We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.

Comment 2 Mikko Huhtala 2008-04-29 06:51:22 UTC
The problem is still there in F9 Preview. The workspace switcher goes haywire
upon switching to Compiz and back. Verified on

Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 02)

Comment 3 John Poelstra 2008-05-05 22:54:16 UTC
thanks for your update

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:48:46 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:34:09 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 9 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 9.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 17:18:02 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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