Bug 701338 - Alt-Tabbing in "sloppy" mode unreliable
Alt-Tabbing in "sloppy" mode unreliable
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mutter (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Robinson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 705094 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2011-05-02 12:03 EDT by Nils Philippsen
Modified: 2015-09-21 08:52 EDT (History)
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Description Nils Philippsen 2011-05-02 12:03:42 EDT
Description of problem:
In "sloppy" or "mouse" modes, alt-tabbing to windows on the same desktop, but not under the pointer, switches back to the window under the pointer after a second or so. This worked in gnome2/metacity.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have to windows on the same desktop with sloppy or mouse focusing mode
2. Move the mouse pointer where it is over one window, but not over the other
3. Alt+Tab
Actual results:
Alt-tabbed window is focused for about 1sec, then the focus returns to the window under the mouse pointer.

Expected results:
Alt-tabbed window remains focused.
Comment 1 Michael Ekstrand 2011-05-17 22:02:44 EDT
I was just looking to report this bug tonight, and it seems to be this upstream bug:

Comment 2 Owen Taylor 2011-05-25 17:50:13 EDT
*** Bug 705094 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Simon Green 2011-06-02 23:33:23 EDT
A patch has been submitted to the upstream bug ( http://bugzilla-attachments.gnome.org/attachment.cgi?id=188584 ). Can we please have a scratch build with this change as an interim solution please?

  -- simon
Comment 4 Nils Philippsen 2011-06-03 08:21:59 EDT
I've made a scratch build for F-15 of mutter- with this patch applied:


Mind that this patch isn't committed to Fedora package git yet.
Comment 5 Jeff Moyer 2012-03-21 10:53:09 EDT

Do you expect to push a package with this fix for F15?

Comment 6 Peter Robinson 2012-03-21 11:42:53 EDT
(In reply to comment #5)
> Hi,
> Do you expect to push a package with this fix for F15?

Unlikely, I believe it's already fixed in F-16 and there's a lot of other improvements there and I would suggest upgrading to F-16.
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Comment 8 gcb 2015-09-16 14:43:54 EDT
this is still present on F21. did the fix never made it to F16 or is this a regression?
Comment 9 Nils Philippsen 2015-09-21 08:52:18 EDT
(In reply to gcb from comment #8)
> this is still present on F21. did the fix never made it to F16 or is this a
> regression?

IIRC it was fixed in subsequent releases, so would have been a regression in F-21. However, I can reproduce it neither on a F-21 VM, nor on my F-22 workstation.

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