Bug 752573 - gnome-shell-extension-workspace-indicator display incorrect
gnome-shell-extension-workspace-indicator display incorrect
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell-extensions (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Rahul Sundaram
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-11-09 16:43 EST by Norman Smith
Modified: 2011-12-22 22:26 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: gnome-shell-extensions-3.2.3-1.fc16
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Last Closed: 2011-12-22 22:26:38 EST
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Corrects confusing button and menu display. (1.31 KB, patch)
2011-11-09 16:43 EST, Norman Smith
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Updated patch to 3.2.0-2 (2.40 KB, patch)
2011-11-24 13:45 EST, Norman Smith
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Description Norman Smith 2011-11-09 16:43:54 EST
Created attachment 532681 [details]
Corrects confusing button and menu display.

Description of problem:
The extension's display in the panel and menu conflict when no application is open after the first time an application has been opened and then closed.

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How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login.  "Workspace 1" is displayed in the Panel.  Click the extension on the panel; it displays "Workspace 1" in the menu as active.
2. Open an application.  "Workspace 1" is displayed in the Panel. Click the extension on the panel; it displays "Workspace 1" in the menu as active and displays "Workspace 2".
3. Close the application. "Workspace 2" is displayed in the Panel. Click the extension on the panel; it displays "Workspace 1" ONLY in the menu and as not active.
4. Open an application. Workspace 1" is displayed in the Panel. Click the extension on the panel; it displays "Workspace 1" in the menu as active and "Workspace 2" as in step 2.
Actual results:
The display on the panel and the entry displayed in the menu are inconsistent and incorrect.  Only one workspace exists and references to workspaces 1 and 2 are displayed.

Expected results:
The panel display and the menu should appear the same as at login when the last application is closed in workspace 1 and there are no other applications open in other workspaces.

Additional info:

global.screen.get_active_workspace().index() is returning 1 when global.screen.n_workspaces is 1 when closing an application leaves no applications open in any workspace.  This appears to not be a problem except when global.screen.get_active_workspace().index() is used during construction of the indicator's button and menu as described above.  Logically when the workspace 1 (index 0) is deleted upon closing its last application; workspace 2 (index 1) may be considered the active workspace and is correct if it has an open application.  In fact when another application is opened workspace 2 becomes workspace 1.  From a human factors standpoint if you only have one workspace it should be workspace one.
Comment 1 Norman Smith 2011-11-24 13:45:50 EST
Created attachment 536009 [details]
Updated patch to 3.2.0-2

Today gnome-shell-extensions-3.2.0-2.fc16 came down as an update and returned my workspace-indicator extension to the same broken state originally reported.

I have attached an updated patch made with sources from gnome-shell-extensions-3.2.0-2.fc16.src.rpm.

Please note I made a minor change in the way the workspace is indicated on the panel.  It appears more in accord with the appearance of the other items displayed on the panel.
Comment 2 Mohamed El Morabity 2011-12-01 08:45:03 EST
Did you ever report the bug upstream? If yes, could you provide the bug number in the GNOME bug tracker?
Comment 3 Norman Smith 2011-12-01 09:33:10 EST
I did not report the bug upstream to the gnome bugzilla.

If you prefer that I report it upstream I will do so, just let me know.  I re-installed the extension and tested today to be sure it still has the problem.  It is still broken.
Comment 4 Norman Smith 2011-12-12 17:27:51 EST
In the gnome shell repository for the extensions (git://git.gnome.org/gnome-shell-extensions) I found the bug I reported here has been corrected.  The extension in the repository displays the active workspace correctly.

I opened Gnome Bugzilla - Bug # 666033 (with a patch) requesting an enhancement to save panel space.  The patch simply changes the extension to remove the word "Workspace" from the panel display and adds a light gray background to high-light the active workspace number on the panel.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-12-18 11:40:44 EST
gnome-shell-extensions-3.2.3-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-12-21 11:55:07 EST
Package gnome-shell-extensions-3.2.3-1.fc16:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing gnome-shell-extensions-3.2.3-1.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2011-12-22 22:26:38 EST
gnome-shell-extensions-3.2.3-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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