Bug 522233 - Restored Firefox session interacts badly with multiple workspaces
Summary: Restored Firefox session interacts badly with multiple workspaces
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: metacity
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-09 20:21 UTC by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2018-04-11 15:34 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:33:51 UTC

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Description Christopher Beland 2009-09-09 20:21:15 UTC
With firefox-3.5.2-2.fc11.i586, I use the Save Session extension to save a session and exit.  The session has multiple windows open, on multiple workspaces.

After I restart Firefox, multiple windows open and start to load tabs. When I go to a different workspace than the one where I started Firefox, I see a bold, blue entry for e.g. "Firefox (6)" in the window toolbar at the bottom of the screen.  I click on it, and I see a list of the 6 separate windows.  But when I select one, nothing happens.  I would have expected that window to show up on the current workspace, or for the system to jump to the workspace where the new window wants to appear.  I have to actually go find the workspace on which I restarted Firefox, and click on each of the windows in turn, until they are no longer bolded.  Then I can move them between workspaces.

Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2009-10-07 10:06:39 UTC
This seems to me like very much window manager issue. Which one do you use?

Thanks for filing the bug

Comment 2 Christopher Beland 2009-10-07 16:03:03 UTC
The Gnome default, Metacity.

Comment 3 Owen Taylor 2009-11-18 01:13:12 UTC
Probably related to bug 393481 in some way.

Does the Save Session extension attempt to:

 - Remember the workspace that the window was on?
 - Remember whether the window was minimized or not?

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