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Shortcuts stop working after all windows are closed


Description Pasi Orovuo 2006-05-25 21:03:22 CEST
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060504 Firefox/
Build Identifier: SVN r21804 of all Xfwm, Xfdesktop etc.

Keyboard shortcuts defined in the keyboard mcs settings stop working after I close all programs (windows). When open a program, say Terminal, the shortcuts start working as expected again. I think this could have something to do with bug #1776. The desktop icons are disabled.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login - Shortcuts work yet no open windows
2. Open Terminal - Shortcuts still work
3. Close Terminal - Shortcuts don't work
4. Open Terminal - Shortcuts work

Expected Results:  
Shortcuts should keep functioning even if I close all programs.
Comment 1 Pasi Orovuo 2006-05-25 21:05:21 CEST
Oops, misinterpreted `svn info`

The correct revision of Xfce components is 21829.
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-05-28 19:13:01 CEST
Unfortunately I can't reproduce this problem .Can you elaborate on your configuration a bit?
Comment 3 Pasi Orovuo 2006-05-28 19:47:36 CEST
I'm really not sure what I should be looking for.
Comment 4 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-05-29 17:15:12 CEST
Anything useful that may help reproducing the problem here. Things like focus mode, if some app trigger the problem more than others, how many panels you have, etc.
Comment 5 Pasi Orovuo 2006-05-29 20:21:22 CEST
Okay, with following settings (wmtweaks):

  (x) Include skip pager & taskbar windows
  (x) Include iconified windows
  ( ) Cycle through windows from...

  (x) Stealing prevention
  (x) Honor ICCCM focus hint

  Grab key: Alt
  (x) Raise windows with any button
  (x) Restore original size...
  ( ) Use edge resistance...

  (x) Switch with mouse wheel
  (x) Remember and recall previous...
  ( ) Wrap depending on the actual layout
  (x) Wrap when first/last reached

  Minimum size... ~35%

In this setup, "Honor the standard ICCCM focus hint" ALONE has an effect. Unchecking it makes shortcuts function as expected.
Comment 6 Pasi Orovuo 2006-05-29 20:25:03 CEST
And for normal WM settings:

Focus Model: Click to focus
New window focus: Enabled
Raise on focus: Disabled
Raise in click: Enabled

(sorry for the spam)
Comment 7 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-05-29 20:32:50 CEST
Does it happen if you iconify apps too or just when you close the latest window?
Comment 8 Pasi Orovuo 2006-05-30 07:39:42 CEST
I have to close all windows, to reproduce the bug. With iconified (minimized) windows the shortcuts keep working.
Comment 9 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-05-30 19:49:20 CEST
Can you clarify a bit, do the shortcut launcher work (like alt+f2, etc.)? Do the WM shortcuts work (like alt+left/alt+right to switch desktops?)
Comment 10 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-05-30 19:50:34 CEST
Ok, seems I can reproduce the problem somehow here.
Comment 11 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-05-30 19:53:28 CEST
*** Bug 1873 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 Pasi Orovuo 2006-05-30 20:02:05 CEST
(In reply to comment #9)
> Can you clarify a bit, do the shortcut launcher work (like alt+f2, etc.)? Do
> the WM shortcuts work (like alt+left/alt+right to switch desktops?)

No, none of the shortcuts work. No launcher, nor can I switch workspaces.
Comment 13 Mike Massonnet editbugs 2006-05-30 20:29:26 CEST
(In reply to comment #11)
> *** Bug 1873 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

(In reply to comment #3)
> 21696 is pretty old and fixes for focus management have been committed at
> revision 21740, so it's always a good idea to update to the latest SVN version> first in case that fixes the issue with focus.

This is strange because I have a very fresh install.

% LANG=C svn up
At revision 21914.

Oh ok, I need to run ./autogen.sh.  Now the version shows r21914.

> Are all shortcuts affected, do the regular shortcut launcher still work?

Sorry, what is this shortcut?  If you mean Alt-f2 no it doesn't.  I tried every possible shortcuts.
Comment 14 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-05-30 20:58:05 CEST
Hey Brian, looks like an issue with xfdesktop somehow because I have the same problem with metacity and kwin here, which tends to make me think that the problem doesn't lie in xfwm4 (unlike what I thought initially)
Comment 15 Pasi Orovuo 2006-05-30 22:00:12 CEST
I can confirm that killing xfdesktop makes shortcuts work even though all windows are closed.
Comment 16 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-05-30 22:18:23 CEST
Should be fixed with revision 21917.
Comment 17 Brian J. Tarricone (not reading bugmail) 2006-05-31 02:58:31 CEST
Olivier, saw your commit message.  Is there something I could be doing to fix this in xfdesktop?  I'm not manually setting any hints on the window, just using gtk_window_set_accept_focus() and gtk_window_set_focus_on_map(), and yes, I do change the first one of those after the window is realized (not sure if that matters) if the user enables or disables desktop icons at runtime.
Comment 18 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-05-31 11:01:32 CEST
I guess there are some stuff that could be done in xfdesktop to unset WM_TAKE_FOCUS, but that would by a bit hacky. 

I think if that really matters, we might have to bring that to the gtk-devel list, but for now, I think we should just live with it.
Comment 19 Pasi Orovuo 2006-05-31 11:14:46 CEST
I confirm that r21917 fixes the problem for me. I'll leave the bug as-is, if you wish to get confirmation from Mike too.
Comment 20 Mike Massonnet editbugs 2006-05-31 17:58:27 CEST
(In reply to comment #19)
> I confirm that r21917 fixes the problem for me. I'll leave the bug as-is, if
> you wish to get confirmation from Mike too.

Works fine, thank you again Olivier.
Comment 21 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-06-01 20:49:43 CEST
Ok, resolving.
Comment 22 Pasi Orovuo 2006-12-21 10:34:43 CET
Olivier, I hope you don't mind me reopening the bug instead of opening a new one. The problem seems to be back (currently I'm using r24152) and it's been there a while (at least two or three weeks) - I'm sorry I can't tell the exact revision it reappeared. Everything said earlier seems to apply.
Comment 23 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-12-21 14:12:19 CET
You're right to reopen if the problem is the same, no need to loose all the backlog.
Comment 24 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-12-21 15:11:00 CET
The fix was reverted by fixing bug #2410. I'm not sure what to do with that, as I can't have the desktop focused at times and not at others without actually knowing if the desktop can accept focus...
Comment 25 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-12-21 15:25:44 CET
Also, it's worth noting that metacity and kwin both exhibit the same problem. Seems that the desktop refusing focus is causing troubles to our beloved WM...
Comment 26 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-12-22 20:21:55 CET
Should be fixed with rev. 24169.
Comment 27 Pasi Orovuo 2006-12-26 13:26:18 CET

Bug #1853

Reported by:
Pasi Orovuo
Reported on: 2006-05-25
Last modified on: 2009-07-14
Duplicates (1):
  • 1873 shortcut stop responding with no icon


Olivier Fourdan
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