Bug 252184 - compiz annoyingly shows the window selector when I try to close a window
compiz annoyingly shows the window selector when I try to close a window
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: compiz (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Kristian Høgsberg
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-08-14 12:05 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-12-12 10:31 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-12-12 10:31:02 EST
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2007-08-14 15:19 EDT, Kristian Høgsberg
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Description Need Real Name 2007-08-14 12:05:08 EDT
It is well know that if you want to close a window, you go to its top-right
corner, and click the X button.
If you want to adjust the volume, you go to the top-right corner, and select the
volume you want.

Annoyingly, compiz overrides all of this and gives me a thumbnail of every
window on my desktop instead.
Comment 1 Kristian Høgsberg 2007-08-14 15:19:29 EDT
Created attachment 161300 [details]
compiz screenshot

Is this the effect you're referring to?  You can change what triggers this by
clearing the gconf key
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2007-08-15 04:45:13 EDT
Yes, this is it.

My bug is more that compiz shouldn't overload existing behaviour.
It could achieve the same thing with a keyboard shortcut or an applet for example.
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2007-12-05 18:43:36 EST
So, the problem here is that you want to change default configuration of compiz?
Just to be sure we are on the same page.
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2007-12-06 02:17:52 EST
Either change the default behaviour of compiz, or make it a policy that nothing
that ever needs to be clicked on is allowed to use the top right corner of the
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2007-12-06 05:50:18 EST
OK, so then I thnik this bug should be resolved upstream as it clearly does not
belong to distribution bugzilla.

Please file a bug report in the freedesktop bugzilla located at
http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg" product, "app/compiz" component.

Once you've filed your bug report upstream, if you paste the new bug URL here,
Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug
tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration
in future updates.

Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting upstream bug report URL for tracking.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 6 Need Real Name 2007-12-10 13:41:01 EST
I'm not going to report this upstream.

I took the time to report this bug, not to tediously replicate the information
into another bug tracker. Computers are for that. It should be automated by now
(by ages ago).
Comment 7 Kristian Høgsberg 2007-12-12 10:31:02 EST
We've changed the default setting and compiz no longer defaults to this
behaviour.  If you still see it after updating to the newest compiz, unset the
key as described in comment #1 or to reset the compiz settings to the default, do

  gconftool-2  --recursive-unset /apps/compiz

Please note that this is a per-user setting, and the above fixes only work
per-user, not system-wide.

If that doesn't help, please reopen the bug and attach 


and the output of

  gconftool-2 -R /apps/compiz


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