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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 17 months ago

#1396 closed defect (fixed)

Loss of focus and screen refresh when switching between workspaces

Reported by: cgf5177 Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: core Version: 1.0.x
Keywords: Cc:


I am running xpra on a Fedora 24 system, using it to run "pidgin" so that I can keep the client alive between home and work. pidgin consists of two windows: a Buddy window and the main chat window which has multiple tabs for different conversations. I run the xpra/pidgin client on a Gentoo XFCE system on workspace 2. The xpra version on Fedora is: xpra-1.0-2.fc24.armv7hl . The Gentoo system is running xpra-0.17.6.

My problem is that, whenever I switch away from the workspace, the chat window stops updating and I lose the ability to type anything in it when I switch back.

The buddy window still remains active and, in fact, when selecting the chat window, anything I type goes to the buddy window. I do have things set up so that the buddy window doesn't show anything on the taskbar. I only have the chat window icon on the taskbar.

If I toggle the "OpenGL" setting from the Xpra icon I can get back proper behavior in the chat window until the next time I switch from the workspace. I understand this is just basically just restarting things.

If it matters: pidgin-2.11.0-1.fc24.armv7hl

Logs from -d workspace and -d window are attached.

Attachments (2)

xpra.workspace.out (13.1 KB) - added by cgf5177 5 years ago.
workspace debugging
xpra.window.out (24.1 KB) - added by cgf5177 5 years ago.
window debugging

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Change History (7)

Changed 5 years ago by cgf5177

Attachment: xpra.workspace.out added

workspace debugging

Changed 5 years ago by cgf5177

Attachment: xpra.window.out added

window debugging

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by cgf5177

Window manager: xfwm4-4.12.3-r1

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by Antoine Martin

Status: newassigned

This may be related to #1397. Does the fix in ticket:1397#comment:2 make any difference to this ticket? (otherwise I'll have to install pidgin as the problem does not manifest itself with an xterm)

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by cgf5177

That does seem to fix it, yes. Thanks!

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

comment:5 Changed 17 months ago by migration script

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/1396

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