Window Switcher - Windows Order Not Updated
Posted 16 December 2014 - 01:31 PM
I use Bodhi 3.0 46bit RC1 and I noticed a problems with order of windows while switching by Alt-TAB.
It is similar to Window Switcher Doesn't Order Windows Properly, but it affected E17, and I use E19.
I suppose the switcher should present the windows list ordered by most recent use. I found out that when I switch to some window using Alt-TAB the window becomes rised and focused as expected, but when I press Alt-TAB again, the order of windows remains unchanged. I mean the recently focused window retains its previous position in the list, instead of becoming the first one (and the second item on the list is selected, but it is not the most recent window, due to wrong order). Hitting Alt-TAB again (and again...) allows switching to another window, but never changes the order of the windows. This is annoying, because you cannot go back to your previous window without Alt-TAB-ing through all others.
When I change the focus to another window using a mouse, and then invoke Windows Switcher by Alt-TAB, the order is changed as expected, which means that the window focused by mouse click becomes the first. Unfortunately the previous window is not always pre-selected, because the rest of the list remains in wrong order.
Is this a bug or did I just miss some option to tweak this?
My regards to the whole Bodhi team - great work!
Posted 16 December 2014 - 10:45 PM
do you have sloppy focus set
what about click to focus
click raises window
click focuses window
That's a few that come to mind; there could be others affecting Alt-Tab behavior. But we want the devs to 'make it happen' so that they can narrow down which tweak is responsible. On the other hand, you might be able to pinpoint the cause and save the rest of us. I may have seen it happen but I have no plans to swing to E18 even, not until I get my hands on my main PC.
Posted 23 December 2014 - 05:14 PM
I checked your suggestions in my settings.
I don't have sloppy focus. The other relevant settings are as follow:
settings->Windows->Window Focus->Focus: Focus policy = click
settings->Windows->Window Focus->Miscellaneous: (Click raises the window, Click focuses the window, Refocus last window on desktop switch, Focus last focused window on lost focus) = True (these are default settings)
settings->Windows->Window Switcher->Selecting: Focus = True, the rest = False
Everything seems logical. Changing focus policy works as expected (windows are focused properly) but does not change the order of windows in the switcher. Changing switcher to Rise the selected window doesn't influence the problematic behavior.
I booted an iso with Bodhi 2.4.0 and had no problems (the behavior is correct).
I booted Bodhi 3.0.0 rc1 directly from iso to exclude any changes I might have introduced, and the problem persisted.
Steps to reproduce:
open at least three windows
switch focus by Alt-tab to the last windows in the list
switch back by Alt-tab to the first window in the list - your current windows remains last in the list (should be first)
try switching back to the previously focused window by Alt-tab (which was the last window in the list)-your previously focused window still is last in the list (should be second, and pre-selected)
The order of windows in the switcher list is properly changed when a window is focused by clicking on it instead of Alt-tabbing.
Looks like a bug.
Any further suggestions?
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