Bug 344931 - No focus for screensaver unlock password dialog under compiz
No focus for screensaver unlock password dialog under compiz
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: 2007-10-22 03:11 EDT by Osma Ahvenlampi
Modified: 2009-01-09 02:20 EST (History)
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compiz gconf settings (367.62 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-22 03:11 EDT, Osma Ahvenlampi
no flags Details
gnome-screensaver gconf settings (3.29 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-22 03:13 EDT, Osma Ahvenlampi
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Description Osma Ahvenlampi 2007-10-22 03:11:35 EDT
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):


How reproducible:

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
Actual results:

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).

Expected results:

Unlock dialog would always have focus, alt-tab should not work.

Additional info:

compiz commandline: compiz --sm-client-id default1 glib gconf
gconf settings for compiz and gnome-screensaver in attachments.
Comment 1 Osma Ahvenlampi 2007-10-22 03:11:35 EDT
Created attachment 233901 [details]
compiz gconf settings
Comment 2 Osma Ahvenlampi 2007-10-22 03:13:13 EDT
Created attachment 233911 [details]
gnome-screensaver gconf settings
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-10-22 10:00:18 EDT
do you see this with metacity too?
Comment 4 Osma Ahvenlampi 2007-10-22 12:27:33 EDT
I have not been able to repeat this with metacity. I guess that makes it a
compiz bug..
Comment 5 Osma Ahvenlampi 2007-10-23 02:33:24 EDT
As per earlier comments, this looks like a compiz bug instead of
gnome-screensaver. Perhaps related to #201614 and #241948    	  	  
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