Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 344931
No focus for screensaver unlock password dialog under compiz
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:20:04 EST
Description of problem:
On F8t3 + latest updates (and also before the updates), I frequently see a
situation where I can not enter my password to gnome-screensaver's unlock dialog
because it does not have keyboard focus. I'm running compiz, and it seems to me
that it's related to its focus handling.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Regular, but not always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. leave desktop idle, wait for screensaver to kick in
2. touch mouse
3. try to enter password
No focus in password dialog. Must repeatedly click cancel button, unlock button
(without password), etc etc until after a few tries the dialog gets focus.
Also, alt-tab can cycle through windows showing their thumbnails at this time,
although the screensaver always comes on top when alt is released. This of
course leaks potentially sensible information to whoever is trying to unlock the
display (running apps, possibly also data shown if readable from the thumbnails).
Unlock dialog would always have focus, alt-tab should not work.
compiz commandline: compiz --sm-client-id default1 glib gconf
gconf settings for compiz and gnome-screensaver in attachments.
Created attachment 233901 [details]
compiz gconf settings
Created attachment 233911 [details]
gnome-screensaver gconf settings
do you see this with metacity too?
I have not been able to repeat this with metacity. I guess that makes it a
As per earlier comments, this looks like a compiz bug instead of
gnome-screensaver. Perhaps related to #201614 and #241948
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