Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72663
Gnome panel desktop switcher stops working after sawfish workspaces are changed
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
The Gnome panel desktop switcher stops working after sawfish workspaces are
changed. This only happens with sawfish; it does not happen with metacity.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a workspace from the sawfish Customize -> Workspaces menu.
2. Try to switch workspaces from the Gnome panel workspace switcher.
Actual Results: The Gnome panel workspace switcher stops working; it will not
switch to another workspace.
Expected Results: The Gnome panel workspace switcher should continue to work
after sawfish workspaces are changed.
I noticed that when I add/delete a workspace from Sawfish -> Customize ->
Workspaces that sometimes the Gnome panel workspace switcher reverts to 1
workspace. This causes the Gnome panel workspacer switcher to appear not to
work, since the switcher defaults (or gets reset?) to 2 rows and the other
workspace is "dead." Resetting the proper number of workspaces in Gnome Panel
-> Preferences fixes this.
Ok, it appears that the problem is that Gnome panel resets the number of
workspaces to 1 every time sawfish is started. This includes logging out and
back in. I have tried reseting the number of sessions and running
gnome-session-save, but this doesn't work.
Sorry, s/sessions/workspaces/ above.
I am also experiencing this bug using the workspace manager and sawfish.
Additionally, there seems to be no way to use viewports in lieu of workspaces
anymore. The workspace switcher does not recognize multiple viewports as a
Sawfish doesn't have viewports anymore, as far as I know.
This bug needs filing on bugzilla.gnome.org, if it hasn't already been.
We really provide Sawfish on an "as is" basis in 8.0 and later, we don't do
anything to it on the Red Hat level other than upgrade to latest version and fix
our own screwups (packaging errors etc.)
It's possible this is fixed in newer versions.
Still, as of "sawfish-1.2-2" in Phoebe, every time you log on your GNOME
desktop, the number of workspaces is reset to 1. I must manually reconfigure
workspace manager to display 4 workspaces, but if I log on and then log off, the
number of configured workspaces is reset to 1.
Will this fixed? This has happened since Limbo betas! It seems Sawfish has been
replaced by Metacity and that Sawfish development and bug fixing has halted.
However, I find Sawfish far more powerful and useable than Metacity. Please,
keep Sawfish up to date!
Reported as: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103346
Closing on Red Hat level.