Bug#662645: Does not focus Firefox window when new tab opened (regression from GNOME 2)

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Mon Mar 5 13:50:57 UTC 2012

Package: gnome-shell
Severity: normal

I have the keyboard shortcut Super-B mapped to open a new browser tab,
by running "firefox -new-tab about:blank".  This causes Firefox to open
a new empty tab (or open in the first place if not running).  In GNOME
2, this would always raise Firefox to the front and give it the focus.
However, in GNOME 3, this only occurs if this shortcut ends up starting
a new instance of Firefox.  If it just opens a tab in an existing
window, GNOME 3 just shows a notification "$FIREFOX_WINDOW_TITLE is
ready", which I have to click on to bring the window to the front and
focus it.  This breaks my finger macros (Super-B Ctrl-L URL [enter],
Super-B Ctrl-K search text [enter]).

- Josh Triplett

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=C.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnome-shell depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.10.0-3
ii  gconf-service                                3.2.3-3
ii  gir1.2-accountsservice-1.0                   0.6.15-4
ii  gir1.2-atk-1.0                               2.2.0-2
ii  gir1.2-caribou-1.0                           0.4.1-2
ii  gir1.2-clutter-1.0                           1.8.4-1
ii  gir1.2-cogl-1.0                              1.8.2-1
ii  gir1.2-coglpango-1.0                         1.8.2-1
ii  gir1.2-folks-0.6                             0.6.6-1
ii  gir1.2-freedesktop                           1.31.10-1
ii  gir1.2-gconf-2.0                             3.2.3-3
ii  gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0                         2.24.1-1
ii  gir1.2-gee-1.0                               0.6.1-3
ii  gir1.2-gkbd-3.0                              3.2.0-1
ii  gir1.2-glib-2.0                              1.31.10-1
ii  gir1.2-gmenu-3.0                   
ii  gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0                    3.2.2-1
ii  gir1.2-gtk-3.0                               3.2.3-1
ii  gir1.2-json-1.0                              0.14.2-1
ii  gir1.2-mutter-3.0                            3.2.2-1
ii  gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0          
ii  gir1.2-pango-1.0                             1.29.4-2
ii  gir1.2-polkit-1.0                            0.104-2
ii  gir1.2-soup-2.4                              2.36.1-1
ii  gir1.2-telepathyglib-0.12                    0.16.2-1+b1
ii  gir1.2-telepathylogger-0.2                   0.2.12-1
ii  gir1.2-upowerglib-1.0                        0.9.15-2
ii  gjs                                          1.30.1-1
ii  gnome-bluetooth                              3.2.2-1
ii  gnome-icon-theme-symbolic                    3.2.2-1
ii  gnome-settings-daemon                        3.2.2-2
ii  gnome-shell-common                 
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                    3.2.0-2
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.2.0-2
ii  libc6                                        2.13-27
ii  libcairo-gobject2                            1.10.2-6.2
ii  libcairo2                                    1.10.2-6.2
ii  libcamel-1.2-29                              3.2.2-1
ii  libcanberra0                                 0.28-3
ii  libclutter-1.0-0                             1.8.4-1
ii  libcogl-pango0                               1.8.2-1
ii  libcogl5                                     1.8.2-1
ii  libcroco3                                    0.6.4-2
ii  libdbus-1-3                                  1.4.18-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2                             0.98-1
ii  libdrm2                                      2.4.30-1
ii  libebook-1.2-12                              3.2.2-1
ii  libecal-1.2-10                               3.2.2-1
ii  libedataserver-1.2-15                        3.2.2-1
ii  libedataserverui-3.0-1                       3.2.2-1
ii  libffi5                                      3.0.10-3
ii  libfolks25                                   0.6.6-1
ii  libfontconfig1                               2.8.0-3.1
ii  libfreetype6                                 2.4.8-1
ii  libgconf-2-4                                 3.2.3-3
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.24.1-1
ii  libgee2                                      0.6.1-3
ii  libgirepository-1.0-1                        1.31.10-1
ii  libgjs0b [libgjs0-libmozjs185-1.0]           1.30.1-1
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]                     7.11.2-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.30.2-6
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-2                         3.2.1-3
ii  libgnome-keyring0                            3.2.2-2
ii  libgnome-menu-3-0                  
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0                           0.10.36-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.2.3-1
ii  libical0                                     0.44-3
ii  libjson-glib-1.0-0                           0.14.2-1
ii  libmozjs185-1.0                              1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-3
ii  libmutter0                                   3.2.2-1
ii  libnm-glib4                        
ii  libnm-util2                        
ii  libnspr4-0d                                  4.9-1
ii  libnss3-1d                                   3.13.3-1
ii  libpango1.0-0                                1.29.4-2
ii  libpolkit-agent-1-0                          0.104-2
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0                        0.104-2
ii  libpulse-mainloop-glib0                      1.1-3
ii  libpulse0                                    1.1-3
ii  libsoup2.4-1                                 2.36.1-1
ii  libsqlite3-0                                 3.7.10-1
ii  libstartup-notification0                     0.12-1
ii  libtelepathy-glib0                           0.16.2-1+b1
ii  libtelepathy-logger2                         0.2.12-1
ii  libx11-6                                     2:1.4.4-4
ii  libxcomposite1                               1:0.4.3-2
ii  libxdamage1                                  1:1.1.3-2
ii  libxext6                                     2:1.3.0-3
ii  libxfixes3                                   1:5.0-4
ii  libxi6                                       2:1.4.5-1
ii  libxml2                                      2.7.8.dfsg-7
ii  python                                       2.7.2-10
ii  telepathy-mission-control-5                  1:5.10.1-2

Versions of packages gnome-shell recommends:
ii  gnome-contacts          3.2.2-2
ii  gnome-control-center    1:3.2.2-2
ii  gnome-session-fallback  3.2.1-1
ii  gnome-themes-standard   3.2.1-2

gnome-shell suggests no packages.

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