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Bug 516891 - focus issue with fullscreen window on dual screen
focus issue with fullscreen window on dual screen
Product: metacity
Classification: Other
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Metacity maintainers list
Metacity maintainers list
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-02-16 19:47 UTC by Josselin Mouette
Modified: 2020-11-06 20:05 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.19/2.20

Description Josselin Mouette 2008-02-16 19:47:22 UTC
[ forwarded from by Paul Brossier ]

I'm using the default configuration, upgraded from stable. I have 3
windows open: a browser on the left screen, a term and a player on the
right (iceweasel, gnome-terminal and amarok). The term is in fullscreen.

When cycling through windows using Alt+Tab to go from the player to the
browser, the browser at the left handside gains focus as expected, but
on the right screen, the terminal comes up too, hiding the player behind
Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2008-03-25 05:50:21 UTC
I just replicated your setup as close as I can, and can't reproduce.

Using GNOME 2.22 (Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring), Darklooks theme, Firefox (2.x), AmaroK 1.4, gnome-terminal. All three windows maximised. Two screens, both 1680x1050. So either this is fixed in 2.22 or there's something else unique about your setup that isn't in the report.

I have no official standing here, I was just reading Thomas' blog and he mentioned this was one of two bugs he couldn't really address, so I thought I might provide what input I could on this report as I have two screens so I can try to reproduce it.
Comment 2 Samu Juvonen 2015-10-02 16:37:28 UTC
This bug is still around in Gnome 3.18 and therefore in GTK3.
Comment 3 André Klapper 2020-11-06 20:05:36 UTC is being replaced by We are closing all old bug reports in Bugzilla which have not seen updates for many years.

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