Bug#515577: metacity: New windows appear underneath older windows when a window is given "always on top" status

Patrick May dusthillresident at gmail.com
Mon Feb 16 09:59:14 UTC 2009

Package: metacity
Version: 1:2.22.0-2
Severity: important

When you give a window "always on top" status, newly opened windows will appear 
behind the window which is currently focused. 

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open some windows, for example, some Xterms.
2. Focus one of the windows.
3. Press Alt+F2 to invoke the Run Application prompt window
RESULT: The Run Application prompt window appears behind the currently focused 
(This also happens in other situations, not just with the Run Application windows.)

This bug really gets on my nerves, enough to make me want to look for an 
alternative window manager. That's why I gave it "important" status.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages metacity depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0                   1.22.0-1   The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                         2.7-18     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                     1.6.4-7    The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libgconf2-4                   2.22.0-1   GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.16.6-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.12.11-4  The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                       2:1.0.4-1  X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libmetacity0                  1:2.22.0-2 library of lightweight GTK2 based 
ii  libpango1.0-0                 1.20.5-3   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                        2:1.0.3-2  X11 Session Management library
ii  libstartup-notification0      0.9-1      library for program launch feedbac
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.1.5-2  X11 client-side library
ii  libxcomposite1                1:0.4.0-3  X11 Composite extension library
ii  libxcursor1                   1:1.1.9-1  X cursor management library
ii  libxdamage1                   1:1.1.1-4  X11 damaged region extension libra
ii  libxext6                      2:1.0.4-1  X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3                    1:4.0.3-2  X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxinerama1                  2:1.0.3-2  X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2                    2:1.2.3-1  X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1                   1:0.9.4-2  X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  metacity-common               1:2.22.0-2 Shared files of lightweight GTK2 b

Versions of packages metacity recommends:
ii  gnome-session [x-session-mana 2.22.3-2   The GNOME 2 Session Manager

Versions of packages metacity suggests:
ii  gnome-control-center        1: utilities to configure the GNOME d

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