Bug 990816 - Window switcher mouse selection doesn't work if mouse highlights an option as menu appears
Window switcher mouse selection doesn't work if mouse highlights an option as...
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: 2013-08-01 00:14 EDT by William Brown
Modified: 2015-02-17 11:29 EST (History)
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Description William Brown 2013-08-01 00:14:48 EDT
Description of problem:
This request is a very subtle issue. The application switcher menu allows you to highlight an object with the mouse, and upon alt+tab release, the application or window is raised to focus.

However, if the mouse already is over the application switcher as it appears, moving the mouse does not trigger the selection of the window that is under the mouse, until the mouse changes the highlighted item to the left or right (or leaves the switcher and returns.)

To produce this, you need to open at least 2 or more applications. Place the mouse in the centre of the screen, or slightly to the right of centre, and press alt tab. The switcher will appear, and hopefully, an unselected window is below the mouse. Moving the mouse gently, (IE wiggle it) over the single unselected item. The selection will not move to this item. The defect is that it *should* on mouse motion (But should not change with no mouse motion), select the item under the mouse, rather than needing to move the mouse out of the switcher and back.

This enhancement will improve the user experience by creating the ability to more quickly swap windows. 

How reproducible:
Comment 1 William Brown 2014-01-22 17:39:26 EST
This can be fixed by editing the file: /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/switcherPopup.js and changing the following on line 20:

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