Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 466622
Compiz does not handle utility windows correctly
Last modified: 2009-12-18 01:33:22 EST
Description of problem:
When Desktop effects are on, new utility windows in GIMP 2.6 are not rendered correctly. Without desktop effects, and toolbox window set to utility, the toolbox remains above the image window and only the image window appears on the task bar. With desktop effects on, the toolbox window behaves as a normal window and has it's own item on the task bar.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[unamanic@frodo ~]$ rpm -qa | grep compiz
Start up GIMP with tool box set to utility and desktop effects on.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Turn on Desktop Effects
2.Start up GIMP
3.Set the toolbox window management to utility. (Under Edit->Preferences Window Management)
Toolbox window gets its own taskbar item and when the image window is clicked on, toolbox goes under image window.
Toolbox does not get it's own task bar item and is always displayed on top of the image window.
Should be fixed in compiz-0.7.6-15.fc10
It should hit rawhide soon, you can also grab it from koji: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=895910
Thank you for the quick response.
After applying from koji, the windows are now correctly displayed (always on to of image window). The task bar still displays one item for each utility window if gimp is started with desktop effects is on vice only one if started with desktop effects off.
If you start gimp with desktop effects off and then turn them on, there will be only one task displayed. However if you close, then open one of the utility windows (layers for instance), it will get its own task bar item.
I talked with upstream about this. This behavior is intentional. GIMP expects that utility windows will not show up in the taskbar, which is wrong. The only WM that does this is metacity.
The correct fix for this would be to let GIMP set the skip_taskbar hint for this windows, so that it will work with any WM.
You can also configure compiz to behave like metacity, you will need an updated compiz-fusion package for this.
1) enable the winrules plugin:
gconftool-2 -s /apps/compiz/general/allscreens/options/active_plugins --type=list --list-type=string `gconftool-2 -g /apps/compiz/general/allscreens/options/active_plugins | sed 's/\]//'`,winrules]
2) Enable skip_taskbar for utility windows:
gconftool-2 -s /apps/compiz/plugins/winrules/screen0/options/skiptaskbar_match --type string "type=Utility"
Than you should have the same behavior as with metacity.
1: You need compiz-fusion-0.7.6-7.fc10 (will be in rawhide soon, can be grabbed from koji: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=67408
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