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trev mesh
September 19th, 2012, 08:26 PM
With gimp or LibreOffice (or both) running and then changing focus to somewhere else (eg a web browser), it's not possible to get back to gimp or LibreOffice via the launch bar. You have to minimise the browser (or whatever) instead. Changing to Ubuntu 2D on login avoids this problem.

Is this a bug?

newb85
September 19th, 2012, 11:08 PM
It's not normal behavior.

Before filing a bug report, make sure your system is up-to-date:


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

trev mesh
October 15th, 2012, 11:25 AM
This problem seems to have now been fixed. However, having used the Ubuntu 2D desktop for a while and now coming back, I notice a useful feature in Ubuntu 2D is missing in the main Ubuntu desktop: When you've got multiple files open in an application, clicking the launcher icon for the application displays the open documents along with the file's name (when you hover over it). It would be nice to add this 'hover' feature to the main offering.

trev mesh
October 15th, 2012, 02:24 PM
Actually, there's still a problem with LibreOffice files. I just opened a .ods then saved it as a .csv Couldn't then get back to it. Opened the original .ods then tried to save as .csv again: 'File already open...'

Back to Ubuntu 2D :-(

seaq
October 18th, 2012, 02:24 AM
same issue here... :(

it seems related to this bug

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bamf/+bug/995916

papibe
October 18th, 2012, 02:31 AM
or this one: Bug #1033219 (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/+bug/1033219).