Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 369671
Switching desktops using keyboard in KDE gives focus under mouse but incorrect transparency
Last modified: 2008-06-16 22:49:49 EDT
Description of problem:
KDE with translucency on and "focus under mouse" or "focus strictly under mouse"
does not change translucency to 100% when the active window is changed by
switching desktops with the shortcut keys (e.g., alt-ctrl-left). A window
switched in under the mouse cursor gets focus but does not get updated transparency.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
all updates as of 2007-11-06
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open two windows (konsole) on desktop 1 (called A and B), keep A in focus
2. Switch to desktop 2 using shortcut keys (e.g., alt-ctrl-right)
3. Move the mouse down to where window B would be on the other desktop
4. Switch to desktop 1 using shortcut keys (e.g., alt-ctrl-left)
5. Make sure the mouse cursor ended up over window B
Window B will get focus but will have "inactive" transparency (e.g., 75%)
Window B should get focus and get "active" transparency (e.g., 100%)
Problem is annoying for translucency on whole window: not so bad for
translucency on decoration
People who click on the desktop switcher would move the mouse out of and back
into the window so this problem can be missed.
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 293144 [details]
xorg.conf for f7 using Livna nvidia driver
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log file for f7 with Livna nvidia driver
Created attachment 293146 [details]
log file for f7 with GeForce card with no xorg.conf
Created attachment 293147 [details]
xorg.conf for f8 using ATI card
Created attachment 293148 [details]
log file for f8 with ATI card
Created attachment 293149 [details]
log file for f8 with ATI card with no xorg.conf
xorg.conf.f7 is the conf for Fedora7 with Livna nvidia driver on GeForce card
Xorg.0.log.f7 is the corresponding log
Xorg.0.log.f7.noconf is the log with no xorg.conf, defaults to standard driver
xorg.conf.f8 is the conf for Fedora8 with standard driver on ATI
Xorg.0.log.f8 is the corresponding log
Xorg.0.log.f8.noconf is the log with no xorg.conf
f7 on the GeForce without xorg.conf (using standard slow driver with Fedora)
does seem to avoid this problem: haven't been able to reproduce it.
f8 on the ATI shows this problem with or without xorg.conf though ...
***I see now that this problem doesn't always occur immediately after starting
X: it sometimes needs a few windows opening and a few desktop switches before it
starts (which is not long in normal use).*** Once the problem has started it
sticks until X is restarted.
Summary: 2 diff machines (#1 f8 ATI, #2 f7 nvidia GeForce)
f7, Livna nvidia driver: prob seen immediately
f7, no xorg.conf: prob not seen
f8, std radeon driver: prob seen after few seconds of win/desktop switching
f8, no xorg.conf: prob seen after few seconds of win/desktop switching
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