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Bug 228570 - Terminal visible on all workspaces in window list with compiz
Summary: Terminal visible on all workspaces in window list with compiz
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: compiz
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kristian Høgsberg
QA Contact:
: 241181 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-13 20:26 UTC by Bojan Smojver
Modified: 2018-04-11 16:39 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: f8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-11-19 15:19:31 UTC

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Description Bojan Smojver 2007-02-13 20:26:56 UTC
Description of problem:
When terminal (gnome-terminal in my case) is open using nautilus-open-terminal
(i.e. right click on desktop, then click "Open Terminal"), the terminal window
is visible in Window List on all workspaces. This does not happen when terminal
is open using the menu.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update FC6 to latest compiz.
2. Run Gnome desktop with compiz.
Actual results:
Terminal visible in Window List on all workspaces.

Expected results:
Previously, terminal open through the menu and via nautilus-open-terminal would
behave the same.

Additional info:
I'm filing this as a compiz bug, because that how I discovered the behaviour,
but it may as well be a bug in Window List or something else. Not exactly sure.

Comment 1 Bojan Smojver 2007-02-13 20:27:32 UTC
One additional reference:

Comment 2 Bojan Smojver 2007-02-14 03:55:20 UTC
If terminal is switched to xterm, this problem does not occur. Maybe something
to do with the way gnome-terminal is launched from nautilus-open-terminal

        if (g_str_has_prefix (terminal_exec, "gnome-terminal")) {
                dfile = lookup_in_data_dirs ("applications/gnome-terminal.desktop");
        } else {
                dfile = NULL;

        g_shell_parse_argv (terminal_exec, NULL, &argv, NULL);

        display_str = NULL;
        old_display_str = g_getenv ("DISPLAY");

        screen = g_object_get_data (G_OBJECT (item),
        if (screen != NULL) {
                display_str = gdk_screen_make_display_name (screen);
                g_setenv ("DISPLAY", display_str, TRUE);

        if (dfile != NULL) {
                if (working_directory != NULL) {
                  if (chdir (working_directory) != 0)

                ditem = gnome_desktop_item_new_from_file (dfile, 0, NULL);

                gnome_desktop_item_set_string (ditem, "Exec", terminal_exec);
                gnome_desktop_item_set_launch_time (ditem,
gtk_get_current_event_time ());
                gnome_desktop_item_launch (ditem, NULL,
                gnome_desktop_item_unref (ditem);
                g_free (dfile);
        } else {
                g_spawn_async (working_directory,

The dfile is only used if the name is "gnome-terminal", which then causes Gnome
functionality to launch the app, rather than regular process spawn.

Maybe something needs to be told to gnome_desktop_item_launch() in order to not
do that?

BTW, I can't reach the nautilus-open-terminal home page at I get a DNS error.
Not sure where the new home page for this software lives...

Comment 3 Paul W. Frields 2007-06-27 21:24:32 UTC
*** Bug 241181 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2007-11-01 12:10:20 UTC
Does anybody on the Cc: list still use FC6 and could reproduce this bug?

Comment 5 Radek Vokal 2007-11-01 12:26:42 UTC

Comment 6 Bojan Smojver 2007-11-01 20:36:04 UTC
This is also a problem in F7. Not sure about F8 - haven't tried.

Comment 7 Bojan Smojver 2007-11-18 22:55:20 UTC
Fixed in F8. Feel free to close.

Comment 8 Matěj Cepl 2007-11-19 15:19:31 UTC
Thanks for letting us know.

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