Bug 994256 - gnome: switching to other window with alt-esc does not change mouse focus
gnome: switching to other window with alt-esc does not change mouse focus
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: 2013-08-06 17:57 EDT by Edgar Hoch
Modified: 2015-02-17 11:37 EST (History)
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Description Edgar Hoch 2013-08-06 17:57:04 EDT
Description of problem:
Switching to another window on the same workspace using the keys alt and escape together (alt-esc) multible times (holding the alt key and pressing the esc key multible times) works wrong. It raises the next window (in the virtual window chain), but if the mouse cursor is over that next window, then this window get no mouse focus, only keyboard focus, and the border of the window is shadowed.

When esc and alt keys are released, you can type text in the selected, border shadowed window (for example, if it is a terminal). But as soon as you klick with the mouse, this window goes behind the previous one and the old, previous window is in the forground and has (again) focus of mouse and keyboard.

This appears with gsetting org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences focus-mode set to 'mouse' or 'sloppy'.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 19 x86_64 with current updates.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in using gnome.
2. Execute "gsetting set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences focus-mode 'sloppy'"
3. Open (at least) three windows (e.g. terminals):
   - two of them must overlap , one must not overlap with other windows
   - for example, place two windows in the left half part of the screen, nearly same size, overlapping each other, slightly staggered, and place the third window on the right half of the screen.
4. Place the mouse cursor over the middle of the left half of the screen.
5. Press key [alt] and hold it, and press key [esc] at least three times (if this workspace has (only) three windows).
6. Release keys [esc] and [alt].
7. Type something on the keyboard and see what happen. Don't klick or move the mouse.
8. Klick the mouse (the mouse cursor should still be over the overlapping windows), and see what happen.
9. Again type something on the keyboard and see what happen.

Actual results:
In step 7 keyboard focus is on the new selected window (that which was previously behind the other).
The new selected window has a shadowed boarder and is in the foreground.
In step 8 the new selected window changes in behind the original forground window, all borders are normal. Selection of keyboard and mouse is (again) on the original forground window, as you can see in step 9.

Expected results:
In step 7 the new selected window should be in the forground, have normal borders and have focus of keyboard and mouse. Step 8 and 9 does not change the window ordering and focus in any way.
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