Bug 6633 - compiz switcher plugin option screws up Z-order.
Summary: compiz switcher plugin option screws up Z-order.
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: App/compiz (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high minor
Assignee: David Reveman
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-04-18 01:25 UTC by Mark Czubin
Modified: 2009-02-03 11:58 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Mark Czubin 2006-04-18 01:25:08 UTC
When using switcher, only the last window which got selected in the switcher
will popup in front.
But if you enabling the option "bring to front" then the Z-order of the windows
get messed up.

I mean when you're browsing with switcher then all the windows you went through
got a different order. So instead of only the last selected window to be on top
, the whole Z-order got changed.

to reproduce: open three overlapping windows. and press alt-tab twice.
You'll notice the the window who was on top is now on the bottom.

gconf-> compiz-> plugins-> switcher-> screen0->options: bring_to_front
Comment 1 Daniel Stone 2007-02-27 01:31:36 UTC
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys.  Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
Comment 2 Kristian Lyngstøl 2009-02-03 11:58:08 UTC
I'm unable to reproduce this today. Please re-open this on bugs.opencompositing.org if you still see this in Compiz 0.8.0 or newer. 

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