Bug 95316 - alt-tab to change windows/tasks malfunctions
Summary: alt-tab to change windows/tasks malfunctions
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 78109
Alias: None
Product: kwin
Classification: Plasma
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: unspecified Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: KWin default assignee
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Reported: 2004-12-17 04:34 UTC by bmarsh
Modified: 2005-05-05 15:56 UTC (History)
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Description bmarsh 2004-12-17 04:34:48 UTC
Version:           unknown (using KDE 3.3.2 Level "a" , SUSE 9.2 UNSUPPORTED)
Compiler:          gcc version 3.3.4 (pre 3.3.5 20040809)
OS:                Linux (i686) release 2.6.8-24.5-default

I use alt-tab A LOT and also have the 'traverse all windows' set for its use.  When KDE 3.3.0 came along, I noticed that quite often, when alt-tab'ng to a particular window and releasing the keys, a different window/task than the one selected would appear.  Trying a second time would work.  

This is still happening in 3.3.2.
Comment 1 Matt Rogers 2004-12-17 07:12:23 UTC
I can't reproduce this with KDE 3.4 alpha 1
Comment 2 bmarsh 2005-02-20 17:39:55 UTC
More information.   Along with Alt-tab, I also use the 'show desktop' icon in the sys tray a lot.   The described problem occurs when doing the following:

1) Click on the 'show desktop' icon to clear the desktop
2) Use alt-tab to select a task to view
3) The task which comes up will be the LAST task in view before (1), regardless of which task is selected in (2).

This should be repeatable in every case.  Perhaps this is the way it was designed to work but it is a little disconcerting in use.
Comment 3 bmarsh 2005-03-05 18:38:26 UTC
Just wondering if my latest comment was received on bug 95316
Comment 4 Lubos Lunak 2005-04-29 17:52:36 UTC
Works fine for me in KDE3.4, please upgrade.
Comment 5 bmarsh 2005-04-29 18:32:03 UTC
On Friday 29 April 2005 11:52 am, Lubos Lunak wrote:
[bugs.kde.org quoted mail]

I upgraded to 3.4 about two weeks ago.   The problem persists............
Comment 6 Lubos Lunak 2005-05-02 13:19:55 UTC
I cannot reproduce what's described in comment #2. Do you have any special settings?
Comment 7 bmarsh 2005-05-02 13:46:06 UTC
On Monday 02 May 2005 07:19 am, Lubos Lunak wrote:
[bugs.kde.org quoted mail]

The settings under 'window behavior (focus)' are:

Click raise window
Show window list while switching windows
Traverse windows on all desktops
desktop navigation wraps around

Those last two or three might be the difference.  Other than that, I think 
it's pretty much the default settings.
Comment 8 Lubos Lunak 2005-05-05 15:09:50 UTC
Please try to provide another testcase to reproduce the problem.
Comment 9 bmarsh 2005-05-05 15:52:53 UTC
On Thursday 05 May 2005 09:09 am, Lubos Lunak wrote:

Ok, here's the environment (different than previous)
1) A fresh install of SUSE 9.3 on a totally different machine.
2) KDE 3.4 level 'b' in use as distributed
3) Using 4 desktops.
4) 'Traverse all desktops' is set in mouse focus
5) Start up control center in desktop1 and konqy in desktop3
6) in DT 3, use the 'desktop access to minimize konqy window.
7) Switch to DT 1 and use the 'desktop access' to minimize control center.
8) Using alt-tab try opening konqy.

You'll have to play with it but I even got it to the point where:

1) DT 1 was minimized, I was on desktop 3.  Konqy was visible.
2) Using the Desktop access, I minimized Konqy.  
3) PRESSING CTL-F1 kept me at DT 3 and Konqy opened.

Note:  This is a completely fresh install without any diddling or configuring 
other than mentioned above.

This is not a biggy.   I guess if you can't reproduce it, it can be closed as 
<whatever you want to call it>
Comment 10 Lubos Lunak 2005-05-05 15:56:57 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 78109 ***