Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473962
Click on the new message icon in the taskbar does nothing if conversation is already open.
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:04:59 EST
Description of problem:
When I click on the new message icon in the taskbar, instead of bringing workspace with focused conversation window, it just brings a window title to the windows bar, so I need to do another click to actually be redirected to correct workspace.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start conversation in pidgin
2. Leave conversation window open on Workspace 2
3. Wait on Workspace 1 for a new message
4. When it arrives, click on the pidgin's new message icon to bring your conversation up.
does nothing but bringing a window title to the windows taskbar
switches to the correct workspace and brings conversation window to the front
I've got my system tray in the right top corner and my windows list on the bottom panel... so it's takes time and is quite odd, that I have to click on the pidgin's icon to bring window title then click title to switch to correct workspace...
This is caused by a change in metacity's behavior when acting on gtk_window_present(). This is the gnome bugzilla related to the change:
This is the Fedora patch I believe causes the change:
Here's some more discussion:
The same issue was brought up by Paul Wouters on fedora-devel list related to being unable to move the buddy list between workspaces:
I am not sure there is much we can (or should) do in Pidgin.
My pidgin settings are not to popup any windows etc, just to show an icon, when new message arrives, so default metacity's behaviour is really annoying for me.
from the discussion at http://blogs.gnome.org/metacity/2008/10/20/by-these-presents/ I've figured out that current behaviour has been agreed by Fedora, so here is my report :)
someone suggested a tweak table for advanced users - it would be great, so I could set up pidgin to allow switching to correct workspace.
I've setup Firefox not to steal focus while opening links - as I don't like when it popups every time I click anything in my email, but for pidgin I would like to switch to correct workspace any time I click a “new message icon” in the system tray.
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