#775 minimizes itself when it shouldn't

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nobody
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2012-12-09
2011-03-17
Selene Scriven
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Mumble minimizes its window(s) every time I change desktops, and I have not been able to find a configuration option to disable this behavior. I am using a window manager with many desktops and no task bar, so when it minimizes itself, I have no easy way to get the window back. This makes Mumble pretty much unusable unless I dedicate an entire computer to running it and do nothing else on that computer for the duration of a call.

This is very poor app behavior... as a general rule, X11 apps should never attempt to do their own window management, or should make all such features optional. You cannot count on the window manager to behave in any particular way; almost any attempt at self-management will break somewhere, but trusting the window manager to do its thing is generally a safe option.

Mumble version: 1.2.2-4ubuntu0.1
Distro: Ubuntu 10.10 x86_64

Steps to reproduce:
1. Run Mumble, using a window manager without a task bar or tray. In this case, I'm using sawfish.
2. Change to a different desktop.
3. Return to the original desktop.

Actual result: Mumble window is gone, minimized into oblivion.

Expected result: Mumble window should remain in the same state I left it, unless I tell the window manager to do something to it.

Discussion

  • Kissaki
    Kissaki
    2012-12-09

    I guess the problem then is that on switching desktops Mumble handles it as a minimization.
    The question is: Is minimization differentiable from a hide because of desktop switch?