[xmonad] Issue 200 in xmonad: xmonad spins in a tight loop changing focus back and forth

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Fri Aug 15 15:25:11 EDT 2008

Issue 200: xmonad spins in a tight loop changing focus back and forth

New issue report by k.kosciuszkiewicz:
What steps will reproduce the problem?

1. Open office writer
2. Open a dialog window, say CTRL-O for open file
3. Move pointer from floating window to main window changing focus

This happens with other apps as well.

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?

I expect to see the focus changed to main application window. Instead the
focus spins back and forth between two windows, and xmonad does not respond
to keypresses. They are not discarded though, as when one of the windows is
closed, xmonad "executes" all actions related to key events sent before.

What version of the product are you using? On what operating system?

ghc 6.8.2
xmonad from darcs (0.7)
open office 2.4.0
debian linux

Please provide any additional information below.

While the xmonad changes the focus back and forth, the window borders
flicker, yet application windows have no problems in updating their state
(say while hovering pointer over a button). Button clicks seem to be added
to event queue but they get through to application only after xmonad
finishes processing all the queued focus changes.

Issue attributes:
	Status: New
	Owner: ----
	Labels: Type-Defect Priority-Medium

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