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Xfce4-notes-plugin window does not remember sticky setting


Description Patrick Mullaney 2012-03-20 23:00:37 CET
What happens:   The notes window will forget the "Sticky Window" setting after changing desktops once (i.e. it stays sticky for one virtual desktop switch and then forgets the setting)

What should happen:  The notes window should always show up on the current desktop when "Sticky Window" is set.

Steps to reproduce:  Open a notes window.  Click the icon in the top left corner and check the "Sticky Window" box in the menu.  Change virtual desktops a few times.

Other info:  I am using xfce4-panel version 4.8 installed from the Archlinux repository with the latest updates.  I am using xfwm4 version 4.8 with the xfwm4-tiling patch.  Windows from other programs behave as expected when they are set to be sticky.
Comment 1 Dustin C. Hatch 2012-10-30 23:39:29 CET
I have this same issue. Xfce 4.10/Notes 1.7.7
Comment 2 Mike Massonnet editbugs 2012-11-04 01:51:23 CET
steps to reproduce please since i cannot, the steps given in the initial description don't help
Comment 3 Dustin C. Hatch 2012-11-05 05:57:19 CET
The steps in the original description are exactly correct, but here's a more detailed description.

1. Open a Notes group
2. Click the Menu icon (top left of the titlebar)
3. Tick the checkbox for "Sticky Window"
4. Switch virtual desktops
5. Observe that the Notes group is still visible on this virtual desktop
6. Switch virtual desktops again
7. Observe that the Notes group is no longer visible
8. Switch back to the previous virtual desktop
9. Ovserve that the "Sticky Window" checkbox is no longer ticked
Comment 4 Mike Massonnet editbugs 2012-11-05 06:00:08 CET
Mmhkay :-$
Comment 5 Lebbeous Fogle-Weekley 2013-05-13 17:34:04 CEST
I am experiencing the reported issue exactly as described.  I am using Xfce 4.10.0 as distributed in Slackware 14.0 (64-bit) with the xfce-notes-plugin 1.7.7 built from this build script (not that I suspect the build script in any way): http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.0/desktop/xfce4-notes-plugin/
Comment 6 Mike Massonnet editbugs 2013-05-18 17:22:45 CEST
can you easily reproduce?

did you try with git? caution, it currently only builds with --enable-gtk3 bug 10086.
Comment 7 Lebbeous Fogle-Weekley 2013-05-20 16:03:42 CEST
(In reply to comment #6)
> can you easily reproduce?

Oh yes. It's very consistent.  Upon toggling "Sticky Window" from the Notes window's title bar right-click menu, I always get exactly one change of virtual desktop before "Sticky Window" is unset (visibly), and the next change of virtual desktop leaves the Notes window behind.

> did you try with git? caution, it currently only builds with --enable-gtk3
> bug 10086.

I will try to find a moment with a suitable build environment to do so.  It's only reasonable for you to ask me that, isn't it?
Comment 8 Mike Massonnet editbugs 2015-04-14 19:15:47 CEST
i did reproduce on my laptop

- toggled the sticky bit on
- switch workspace -> the sticky bit is toggled off
Comment 9 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-23 00:24:50 CEST
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Bug #8586

Reported by:
Patrick Mullaney
Reported on: 2012-03-20
Last modified on: 2020-05-23


Mike Massonnet
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