Description of problem:
It sometimes happens when windows popped up from IM or nautilus
(eg when a device is inserted) on another workspace that
Alt+Tab lists the window(s) in all workspaces even though they
are only in one other workspace - they can make them hard to
find if one has a bunch of active workspaces...
I can try to describe steps necessary to reproduce if it helps.
(Once the window(s) in question have been made visible (given
focus) of course the problem goes away.)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert a usb drive into machine while on workspace 1
(may need some full-size windows in the way)
and drive icon appears on desktop
2. switch to workspace 2 (timing may matter)
3. press Alt+Tab
4. switch to workspace 3 and press Alt+Tab again
3. lists drive's file window but can't give it focus
since it is actually on another workspace
4. also lists usb drive's window
3 & 4: window on different workspace should not be listed by Alt+Tab
This is a pretty long-standing annoying bug.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Switching upstream bug to a better reference
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