Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51174
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:36 EDT
Description of Problem:
I have windows of a certain name set up to be sticky by default. They
aren't. The toggle
in sawfish shows that they're supposed to be sticky, but if I switch to
the window does not follow. If I toggle sticky off and back on, the
windows are present on
all viewports, as they should be.
Select a window, say, an xterm. Pull up the window menu and go to
"Toggle," then select
"sticky" to make the window sticky. Pull up the window menu again and go
and select "Remember attributes." Then start up another such window and
ports, and watch the original window come along for the ride...but the
new window be left
behind. This is 100% reproducible on my system (with all updates
It seems to work for me. Can you duplicate it with a gnome-terminal or something?
My apologies for taking so long to get back on this. I upgraded to RedHat 7.2
in the meantime, hoping that the bug would be fixed. It is not. I can
reproduce this behavior with any X window, including Gnome terminal--and yes,
I have all the updates.
Once again, the failure mode can be replicated in this fashion:
1) Start up a program that displays a window, such as xterm or
2) Go to the window manager menu, select "Toggle," then select "Sticky"
to make the window sticky.
3) Go to the window manager menu, select "History," then select "Remember
4) Start up another instance of the same program. Switch screens. Note
that the original window will come along for the ride, but the new
window will not. Switch back to the original screen and select
"Toggle" from the window manager menu and note that "Sticky" is indeed
selected, even though the window does not display "Sticky" behavior.
5) Select "Toggle" from the window manager menu on the new window and
turn "Sticky" off. Then do it again to turn "Sticky" back on. Now
the window will indeed come along for the ride when you switch
Need any configuration info from me?
Upstream as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103333