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Bug 77172

Summary: window list does not show modeless dialog which are hidden behind other windows
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Yusuf Goolamabbas <yusufg>
Component: gnome-appletsAssignee: Mark McLoughlin <markmc>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Description Yusuf Goolamabbas 2002-11-02 06:06:50 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021027

Description of problem:
I have configured my window focus to 'point to focus' and to raise the window
when focus is given
If I open (for example) the Preferences window from with Mozilla, and it takes
me some time to get my mouse to be in the newly opened window, then the focus
will go back to the main Mozilla window and the 
Preference dialog will be pushed back (in terms of z-ordering)

However, the window-list applet in the panel does not indicate that the window
is there. It's kind of confusing to determine what windows/dialogs will be shown
in the window-list applet

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change preferences of Window Focus to 'Point to Focus'
2. Also, check 'raise window on focus'
3. Activate a window, e.g (click the 'About menu' on the Window list)   applet
4.  The About box will briefly show up but if you don't move your mouse 
   quickly to within it, it will be hidden
5. The About box dialog is not displayed amongst the list of windows, in the
window-list applet
6. If you minimise, the other windows you can see the 'About box	' dialog on the

Additional info:

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-11-02 15:28:13 UTC
You can get an experimental "libwnck" that fixes this at, may also want the newer metacity 
there that improves some handling of stacking order.