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focus lost when swithcing workspaces / sendng windows to other workspaces


Description samo 2006-10-10 08:38:22 CEST
switching between desktops loses last focused window -
  focus goes nowhere - even if there is only 1 window. 
Has to use Alt-Tab (or whatevr that shortcut is) to get back some focus. 
Pressing alt-F4 offers me quit/reboot/... i.e. closing the session.
Probably goes to the desktop behind.

when focus is on the desktop of one workspace, switching workspaces does not restore (or just loses) their own focuses - it says on the (sticky?) desktop. 
This is very dangerous as whatever u press goes to the desktop (e.g. delete will delete some shortcut/icon)

to reproduce, needs "focus follow mouse" disabled.

Also, above thing happens too if i send some window to another workspace; 
then at switching back into the old workspace, the focus is nowhere (or maybe at the desktop?) .
Doesnot matter if switching is by keyboard or by, say, clicking the 

a workspace should _always_ have something focused - be it the desktop at least. Having all unfocused makes no much sense - not a usable state - unless there's really nothing to focus on 
e.g. (pseudocode):
setFocus() {
 if None == focus: focus = last/prev non-desktop focusable-item inside the workspace
 if None == focus: focus = desktop
 // None == focus here means there's _nothing_ to focus on. so i guess the window manager has the focus?

its probably done like the clientRaise( None) below.

./events.c: handleKeyPress():  460:        
            case KEY_MOVE_WORKSPACE_1:
            case KEY_MOVE_WORKSPACE_12:
                if (key - KEY_MOVE_WORKSPACE_1 < screen_info->workspace_count)
                    clientRaise (c, None);
                    workspaceSwitch (screen_info, key - KEY_MOVE_WORKSPACE_1, c,
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-10-12 10:58:16 CEST
I'm sorry, I disagree with you, I'm against focusing the desktop. The client raise is unrelated. BTW, this part is being reworked anyway.
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-10-12 21:59:09 CEST
Should be fixed in current svn.

Bug #2408

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Reported on: 2006-10-10
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


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