Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443042
policykit authentication dialogs don't get raised
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:09:17 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm using the latest rawhide build (april 18 2008).
When compiz is enabled and a policykit authentication dialog gets shown, it
doesn't get raised in some situations
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rawhide, april 18 2008
- Log in as a normal user in GNOME with a fresh profile
- Activate compiz by using system -> preferences -> look and feel -> desktop effects
- Go to places -> computer
- Double click on one of the drives or media
- A policykit dialog should get triggered (which responds like it should be)
- Cancel the policykit dialog by clicking the 'Cancel' button
- Double click again on one of the drives or media
- A new policykit dialog gets shown, but it isn't raised. In this situation it
isn't possible to raise the policykit dialog or to click on other windows. The
only way to close the dialog is by using the ESC key or (if it can be seen) by
clicking on the buttons of the policykit dialog
The policykit authentication dialog should be the top level dialog and receive
proper focus, just like it did on the first try
FWIW, I'm pretty sure this is a window manager bug after talking to Havoc and
Matthias on #fedora-desktop. In a nutshell, the WM is too eager to implement
focus steal prevention (which we're trying to circumvent). It affects metacity
too. I haven't filed a bug yet but it should be pretty trivial to come up with a
minimal test case.
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