Bug 976230 - fullscreen apps not shown in the background
Summary: fullscreen apps not shown in the background
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 19
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-06-20 07:30 UTC by Ales Kozumplik
Modified: 2015-02-17 15:38 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 15:38:33 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Ales Kozumplik 2013-06-20 07:30:12 UTC
Steps to Reproduce:
1. on an otherwise empty workspace open the Terminal app
2. set it fullscreen
3. open another Terminal on the same workspace

Actual results:
the first terminal disappears and can not be seen in the background, only the newly opened window is showed.

Expected results:
the first fullscreen terminal is visible in the background.

Additional info:
For the user's comfort and ease of navigation between apps it is important he can see the windows on the current workspace. the windows disappear in both the gnome-shell and gnome-classic sessions.

Comment 1 Florian Müllner 2013-06-20 14:52:06 UTC
This is an intentional upstream change, its rationale being that fullscreen windows (which are meant to span the entire screen) interact badly with visible system chrome (which they are supposed to cover, but don't when in the background).

Comment 2 Ales Kozumplik 2013-06-20 14:56:11 UTC
The users are going to be more confused by not seeing the window at all than by seeing it interact badly with the chrome (and this might be remedied by something else than hiding the window alltogether).

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