Bug 427327 - metacity moves windows between workspaces w/o asking
Summary: metacity moves windows between workspaces w/o asking
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: metacity
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-01-03 05:20 UTC by John Levon
Modified: 2014-06-18 09:09 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:41:08 UTC

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Description John Levon 2008-01-03 05:20:34 UTC
Description of problem:

If I set liferea, or some other app, to open links in a new tab
in firefox, then metacity will *move* the current firefox window
to the current workspace. This seems like an obvious bug: windows
should only ever be moved if I ask them to be.

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

[moz@rent torrents]$ rpm -q metacity

How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set liferea, or some other app, to open links in a new tab in firefox
2. start firefox in workspace #1, liferea in #2
3. click a link in liferea
Actual results:

firefox is moved to workspace #2

Expected results:

firefox should remain in workspace #1 (whether metacity
should switch to #1 is a matter of debate)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Adam Huffman 2008-02-15 22:10:19 UTC
Yes, this is becoming very irritating...

Comment 2 Stefan Plewako 2008-10-23 17:53:31 UTC
In Fedora 9/Gnome 2.22 there is a pref in gnome panel window list settings for that, don't know the default state but I agree that this should be default behavior.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 09:16:01 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 05:41:08 UTC
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