GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 623717
Hamster's Workspaces functionality doesn't work with Compiz and doesn't say so.
Last modified: 2010-12-14 16:21:33 UTC
= Steps to reproduce =
1. Enable Compiz
2. Go to Hamster preferences > Workspaces
= What happens =
There is only one workspace in the list (regardless of their actual number) and even this single one doesn't work. Switching to it doesn't trigger assigned activity to be selected.
= What should happen =
1. It would be great if Hamster worked with Compiz.
ux-error-prevention: User experience principle: interfaces should proactively try to prevent errors from happening.
2. If you don't want to support Compiz/other WM's in general, then Hamster should inform the user why it's not working (e.g. "Compiz/graphical effects are enabled on your system and Hamster won't work with that") and offer to switch to Metacity.
ux-error-recovery: User experience principle: interfaces should proactively help users recover from both user errors and technology errors. (A preferable case is to address through ux-error-prevention so that the error does not occur).
3. Mention it in the documentation.
= Additional information =
thanks for all the references and everything.
patches are welcome!
taking a second look, the bug should go into compiz/wnck
ux-bug-reporting: User experience principle: one should keep textbook samples to oneself, unless they are adding anything to picture.
I'm experiencing the problem, and I'm a compiz user, so I can forward the issue to their tracker. But I don't really understand the problem, could you please explain why it should go into compiz?
Because it's compiz + wnck that tell us "there's just one workspace". If the two stop lying, Hamster will work as expected. (To be fair I think they currently have to do it to avoid mapping/unmapping windows.)