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Thread: window close button locks desktop .

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    window close button locks desktop .

    In gnome-shell when I try to close a window ,as soon as I hit the close button all mouse clicks are ignored , by that I mean that the mouse pointer moves but nothing , not the desktop , not the window I was trying to close , not the menu bar respond to mouse clicks , the keyboard is active so I can ctrl>alt>F1 and reboot from there . Interestingly running top from the terminal does not show the application I was trying to close . Prior to hitting the close button everything is normal .

    Edit: this only happens in gnome-shell , unity and gnome classic (no effects) are ok .
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    Re: window close button locks desktop .

    I take it that you are not getting the hint that GNOME shell doesn't want you to close all windows?

    Seriously, the way I understand the GNOME shell is that you always have an active window on the desktop, although you may have more than one window. I use Xfce and am going by what I have read in the reviews.

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    Re: window close button locks desktop .

    if that is the case it is new behavior , I have been using gnome-shell since the start of gnome 3 and have not seen this , my test box is busy right now but when it is free I'll try opening another window before I close the 1st one .
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    Re: window close button locks desktop .

    Same here except it locks up the session completely.
    What will fix this is to disable the WM from handling the Desktop which is the intention of Gnome.
    To see -
    In dconf-editor > org.gnome.desktop.background
    It will be unchecked by default but not really disabled due to an override. So enable, then disable
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    Re: window close button locks desktop .

    I have been having this issue for 5 days now but the latest updates as of an hour fixes the gnome problem. Now Firefox will not load. They are getting closer.
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    Re: window close button locks desktop .

    Quote Originally Posted by sammiev View Post
    I have been having this issue for 5 days now but the latest updates as of an hour fixes the gnome problem. Now Firefox will not load. They are getting closer.
    No problem with Firefox here...

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    Re: window close button locks desktop .

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    Same here except it locks up the session completely.
    What will fix this is to disable the WM from handling the Desktop which is the intention of Gnome.
    To see -
    In dconf-editor > org.gnome.desktop.background
    It will be unchecked by default but not really disabled due to an override. So enable, then disable
    I have 'WM handling the desktop' ON, and no problems such as described.

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    Re: window close button locks desktop .

    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    No problem with Firefox here...
    Firefox was working until two hours a go with gnome3 until I updated. I even tried the trunk version and it's the same. Happy testing.
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