Bug 869398 - Gnome doesn't "track" windows sometimes
Gnome doesn't "track" windows sometimes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-23 15:14 EDT by redhat
Modified: 2014-02-05 07:41 EST (History)
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Description redhat 2012-10-23 15:14:45 EDT
Description of problem:
Sometimes Gnome doesn't "track" (stated as untracked in looking glass) the windows of applications. This ends in wrong title ("gnome-terminal" instead of "Terminal") low resolution icons (really sucks in Alt-Tab), non-grouped windows (windows of same application are no longer merged in Alt-Tab and Dash) and non-linked icons in dash (i got two terminal icons, becuase i've terminal in my favourite apps)

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How reproducible:
random, but happened two times till yesterday. if it "started" only way to stop is to restart gnome
Comment 1 redhat 2012-10-23 15:18:27 EDT
How to reproduce (i think): 
Change hostname at runtime (happens as i get a hostname when connecting to university wifi) gnome won't track windows started with the new hostname. 
When restarting gnome-shell (alt-f2 r) only windows started with new hostname are tracked, but not those ones with old hostname
Comment 2 Samuel Sieb 2012-11-01 03:34:22 EDT
I just ran into this and that appears to be the issue.  I changed the hostname and when I restored my firefox session, all the windows were shown as separate applications.  I just now restarted gnome-shell and it's fixed.  All the firefox windows are now grouped in one icon for the dock and alt-tab.
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