View Full Version : [ubuntu] Windows Switcher vanishing content

December 9th, 2011, 09:21 AM
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?

December 9th, 2011, 09:31 AM
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.

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.

December 12th, 2011, 11:49 AM
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.

December 12th, 2011, 09:14 PM
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?