[xmonad] Re: Possible Bug: Floating window above tabbed workspace

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Tue Sep 16 22:32:43 EDT 2008

Dominik Bruhn <dominik at dbruhn.de> writes:

> Hy,
> I got a possible bug, can please someone try to reproduce so I can fill a
> bugreport:
> 1. Get a workspace, layout doesnt matter (I call it "1")
> 2. Get a workspace with a tabbed layout (I call it "2")
> 3. Open 2 Windows on workspace "2" (I take a evince and a firefox)
> 4. Open a terminal on workspace "1"
> 5. Start an mplayer with a video-file on workspace "1"
> 6. Move the floating video-window over to workspace "2" (mod+shift+2)
> 7. Make the second tab in the workspace active.
> 8. Move the mouse into the floating movie-window
> Bug now:
> When moving into the floating movie window the tab in the background is changed
> to the first tab. I think this shouldnt happen and is quite anoying if you try
> to watch a movie while surfing in the internet and everytime you move your mouse
> to the movie-window the tabs switch.
> Can anybody reproduce? I can record a movie if its not clear what to do.
> Thanks

This is (probably) a very old known issue[1]. You'll see the same behaviour
if the Tabbed layout is replaced with a Full layout.

[1] http://code.google.com/p/xmonad/issues/detail?id=4

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