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Workspace names disappear on normal windows moving to another workspace


Description Matteo F. Vescovi 2009-02-04 08:42:04 CET
There's nothing more explaining than few screenshots :)

Settings in Workspaces dialog box:

Behaviour for right-clicking on the application botton on the Task List:

Finally, behaviour for the same action on the top bar of a normal window on the desktop:

Hope this could help enough.
Comment 1 Stephan Arts editbugs 2009-02-04 09:15:33 CET
As far as I can tell, this seems like a bug in xfwm4.
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2009-02-04 11:33:24 CET
Cannot tell, the screenshots are all empty, useless 1x1 images. If you want me to work on your issue, you must provide relevant data _in_ the bugzilla.

Anyway, it is worth noting that the WM does not set the workspaces names at all.

Also workspaces names are broken in RC1, due to a regression introduced by a last minute commit to perfectly working code:


That was fixed in trunk in revision 29403

Comment 3 Matteo F. Vescovi 2009-02-04 13:40:03 CET
Created attachment 2151 
Settings dialog box for Workspaces
Comment 4 Matteo F. Vescovi 2009-02-04 13:40:39 CET
Created attachment 2152 
Task List behaviour
Comment 5 Matteo F. Vescovi 2009-02-04 13:41:05 CET
Created attachment 2153 
Application top bar behaviour
Comment 6 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2009-02-04 20:53:23 CET
What you see here is the default values when no values are set, this is definitely not a bug in the window manager, but rather in the xfce4-settings-helper.

If possible, please update the settings-manager to the once from svn trunk, I strongly suspect that this is what rev. 29403.

Also, make sure xfce4-settings-helper is actually running, because it's that daemon that listen to translates xfconf values for workspaces names into the standard property as defined in the EWMH.

Bug #4900

Reported by:
Matteo F. Vescovi
Reported on: 2009-02-04
Last modified on: 2020-05-21


Olivier Fourdan
CC List:
4 users


Version: (4.6 rc 1)


Settings dialog box for Workspaces (45.08 KB, image/png)
2009-02-04 13:40 CET , Matteo F. Vescovi
no flags
Task List behaviour (151.18 KB, image/png)
2009-02-04 13:40 CET , Matteo F. Vescovi
no flags
Application top bar behaviour (97.81 KB, image/png)
2009-02-04 13:41 CET , Matteo F. Vescovi
no flags

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