Bug 235430 - "Grid Effect" shows in all desktop thumbnails the same taskbar (the current one)
Summary: "Grid Effect" shows in all desktop thumbnails the same taskbar (the current one)
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 158120
Alias: None
Product: kwin
Classification: Plasma
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: openSUSE Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: KWin default assignee
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Reported: 2010-04-26 13:15 UTC by Andrei ILIE
Modified: 2010-04-26 22:15 UTC (History)
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Description Andrei ILIE 2010-04-26 13:15:21 UTC
Version:           4.3.5-18.9 (using KDE 4.3.5)
OS:                Linux
Installed from:    openSUSE RPMs

  Selecting "only show tasks from the current desktop" in Task Manager works as expected until the kwin's "desktop grid effect" is used.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
  1. use multiple desktops, let's say 4
  2. select "only show tasks from the current desktop" in Task Manager
  3. use kwin's "desktop grid effect"

Actual Results:  
  Activating "desktop grid effect" shows a grid of 4 desktops. There, if we look just at the current desktop's taskbar we see only the windows in that desktop - all good so far. The problem is that the taskbars of the other 3 desktops show the same apps that live in the current desktop.

Expected Results:  
  Every taskbar showed in "desktop grid effect" should only contain the applications associated with that desktop:
    taskbar 1 - desktop 1
    taskbar 2 - desktop 2
    taskbar n - desktop n

The above mentioned *** design flaw *** probably affects the Cube also.

This KDE design flaw was first reported in February of 2008 by Richard Johnson. At that time the resolution was as "WONTFIX". This is the original report:

The following are duplicates of the original report as of April of 2010:
Comment 1 Martin Flöser 2010-04-26 22:04:58 UTC
and it's still a WONTIFIX and btw it is more or less fixed in desktop grid as panels are not shown by default.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 158120 ***
Comment 2 Martin Flöser 2010-04-26 22:15:40 UTC
To make it more clear: all the issues mentioned in bug 158120 are still valid, including all the mentioned points why it cannot be fixed. Opening bug reports again and again for a unfixable issue, won't magically solve the issue, but only annoy the developers and take away the time from fixing real issues.

Sorry but everything which could be said to that issue is said in bug 158120 and I don't want to discuss issues again which have been discussed in length. There is also a very long discussion on the kwin and plasma mailinglist to this issue.