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    Windows Switcher vanishing content

    The longer I have 11.10 running, the more it feels like it's falling apart.

    Besides the launcher tooltips and dash appearing behind open applications, when I click on Window Switcher, it shows me my 4 desktops with applications in them. Suddenly - and this is new - when I move apps between the desktops, whatever is currently open on those desktops disappears until I release the moved application.

    So, if I drag my Empathy chat conversation from Desktop 1 to Desktop 2, whatever is open on Desktop 2 vanishes until I release the mouse button.

    This seems to have happened in the last day or two, and hasn't happened before.

    Does anyone else also get this?

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    beew is offline I Ubuntu, Therefore, I Am
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    Re: Windows Switcher vanishing content

    Don't know how you move applications from one desktop to another, I use the cube to switch desktop and moving windows around with the cube is not working in 11.10.
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...iz/+bug/876198

    Yeah, 11.10 is very buggy, the more you explore the more bugs you discover, it is hardly a day without me stumbling on something that doesn't work in 11.10 when I was testing it for a couple of days. It is a joke to call this a stable release (and Unity should be people's least problem even though everyone is arguing over it) I am glad that I only give it a 10G test partition while my work machines are natty(with Unity) and Maverick.
    Last edited by beew; December 9th, 2011 at 09:34 AM.

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    Re: Windows Switcher vanishing content

    I use Unity's "Workspace Switcher" launcher, which opens the 4 workspaces from a distance. If you have more than one application open in any workspace, and you click on one of them, then all other open windows / apps in that workspace vanish on mouse-click.

    This didn't happen a few updates ago.

    Are you able to replicate this? And any idea why it happens? It's messy and pointless.

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    Re: Windows Switcher vanishing content

    I've just seen what I think may be the cause.

    In Gnome-Tweak, I turned off "have the file manager handle the desktop". Once I turned it back on, this issue seems to have resolved itself.

    Can I ask anyone else to confirm this before I mark this thread as solved?

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