Bug 962045 - Alt+tab crashes gnome-shell
Alt+tab crashes gnome-shell
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-11 04:19 EDT by Krishna Kumar
Modified: 2014-02-05 16:19 EST (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 16:19:04 EST
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Snapshot of the problem (436.52 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-05-13 05:59 EDT, Krishna Kumar
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Snapshot of the problem 2 (515.83 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-05-13 06:00 EDT, Krishna Kumar
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Description Krishna Kumar 2013-05-11 04:19:35 EDT
Description of problem:

Gnome-shell hangs on Alt+Tab menu,this occurs frequently but not all the time. The Alt+Tab menu is still active and I can switch between open applications, but the menu itself won't disappear and crashes the gnome-shell (other applications cannot be started). Cannot restart gnome-shell through Alt+F2, as I'm not able to type 'r' on the run-command (keyboard won't work). I don't have any alt+tab gnome-shell extensions installed. I have AMD ATI Radeon 4xxx HD with Opensource Drivers. I switch to run-level 3 and get back to run-level 5 to restart gnome-shell.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 3.6.3

How reproducible: Frequently 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Press Alt + Tab
Actual results:

Alt+Tab menu won't disappear, preventing any applications to be launched or be interacted with (no keyboard interaction). Can view open applications, but the alt+tab menu won't disappear after choosing an application.

Expected results:
Alt+Tab menu should disappear after I choose an application and I should be able to launch new processes and interact with my applications.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Krishna Kumar 2013-05-13 05:59:38 EDT
Created attachment 747162 [details]
Snapshot of the problem

I'm able to switch between applications, but the alt-tab menu won't disappear and I'm not able to interact with any applications
Comment 2 Krishna Kumar 2013-05-13 06:00:14 EDT
Created attachment 747163 [details]
Snapshot of the problem 2
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