how to reproduce:
- activate "present windows"
- hit the super key
- the launcher pops up inside "present windows"
- nothing, to be consistent with the behavior of "present windows" with other plasmashell shortcuts such as "alt+F1", "alt+F2" or "alt+Tab"
I am not sure if it is a bug but it definitely feels weird from a user stand point.
Technically this is "expected" behavior, as the menu is just another window.
However, showing it is neither expected nor useful, so we should probably exclude the menu's window from the Present Windows effect.
Nothing KWin could do about it.
You mean KWin can't selectively ignore the application launcher window? That seems odd.
If KWin can't do anything about this, whose responsibility is it to fix the issue? Please move the bug somewhere else if it's not KWin's responsibility.
Present Windows ignores windows which have skip switcher set. I don't know where to move the bug to, but from KWin side it's invalid.
Thanks, that's what I needed to know: that the menu needs to have skipSwitcher set, and then KWin will ignore it. Over to plasmashell, which is where the menu lives.
This affects Kicker, Kickoff, Application Dashboard, and SimpleMenu; basically all the menus. Let's track the fix for Kicker and Kickoff here.
Martin, do you know where or how "skip switcher" needs to be set?
> Martin, do you know where or how "skip switcher" needs to be set?
I'm sorry I would have to dig into the code. And this issue is IMHO too minor to invest time on it.
There is no "skip switcher".
See https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=375921 for the last discussion.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 375921 ***