[xmonad] Possible bug in XMonad.Util.Scratchpad

Džen yvldwt at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 18:01:04 CEST 2011

Off topic, but aren't replies supposed to be sent to xmonad at haskell.org?
The Reply-To header should be set to xmonad at haskell.org by the mailing
list handler itself...


On 02/09/2011 15:32, Owain Sutton wrote:
> Bug or feature, I can confirm it here!
> On 14:37, Fri 02 Sep 2011, Džen wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 14:37:21 +0200
>> From: Džen<yvldwt at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [xmonad] Possible bug in XMonad.Util.Scratchpad
>> To: xmonad at haskell.org
>> List-Id: "xmonad: a tiling window manager"<xmonad.haskell.org>
>> Hi everyone
>> I'm using XMonad.Util.Scratchpad and it seems like there's an issue
>> related to the focusing of windows while a scratchpad window is opened.
>> Best way to reproduce the issue is by using a simple tabbed layout from
>> XMonad.Layout.Tabbed.
>> Steps to reproduce:
>> 1. Open two distinguishable windows w0 and w1
>> 2. Open a (floating) scratchpad window while w0 is focused
>> 3. Directly focus w1 (without changing the focus to any other window)
>> 4. Move the focus back to the scratchpad window
>> Notice how w0 is briefly focued after moving the focus back to the
>> scratchpad window, bringing w0 to the foreground (instead of w1 staying
>> on top). Seems like the focus always drops back to the window which was
>> focused just before the scratchpad windows is opened.
>> I hope this somehow explains the problem that I'm experiencing.
>> Is this really a bug or just a feature?
>> Best regards
>> --
>> Džen
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