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Bug 584728 - Wrong Z-Order for new opened windows
Wrong Z-Order for new opened windows
Product: metacity
Classification: Other
Component: Focus
Other All
: Normal minor
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Assigned To: Thomas Thurman
Metacity maintainers list
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-06-03 14:51 UTC by Francois Cartegnie
Modified: 2020-11-06 20:07 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.25/2.26

Description Francois Cartegnie 2009-06-03 14:51:09 UTC
Please describe the problem:
Newly opened windows are opened as background windows when a "keep on top" windows is active.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open an application (window #1 ex: firefox)
2. Set Up another window with "Keep on top/foreground" option. (window #2 ex: videolan player)
3. Unfocus this window (#2)
4. focus window #1
5. Open any new application/window (#3)

Actual results:
Window #3 goes behind all windows (#1 & #2)

Expected results:
The new window #3 goes behind #2 but in front of #1

Does this happen every time?

Other information:
The behaviour is correct if window #2 has the focus when #3 is opened.
Comment 1 André Klapper 2020-11-06 20:07:38 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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