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Bug 623717 - Hamster's Workspaces functionality doesn't work with Compiz and doesn't say so.
Hamster's Workspaces functionality doesn't work with Compiz and doesn't say so.
Product: hamster-applet
Classification: Deprecated
Component: usability
Other Linux
: Normal major
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Assigned To: hamster-applet-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-07-06 23:45 UTC by Tomasz Chrzczonowicz
Modified: 2010-12-14 16:21 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Tomasz Chrzczonowicz 2010-07-06 23:45:58 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 =
Comment 1 Toms Bauģis 2010-07-07 10:14:03 UTC
thanks for all the references and everything.
patches are welcome!
Comment 2 Toms Bauģis 2010-09-18 16:56:24 UTC
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.
Comment 3 Leo Arias 2010-12-14 15:56:51 UTC

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?

pura vida.
Comment 4 Patryk Zawadzki 2010-12-14 16:21:33 UTC
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.)