Bug 97936 - Loss of focus associated with AirPlayUIAgent
Summary: Loss of focus associated with AirPlayUIAgent
Alias: None
Product: XQuartz
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Bugs (show other bugs)
Version: 2.7.9 (xserver-1.17.4)
Hardware: IA64 (Itanium) Mac OS X (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
QA Contact: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-09-26 17:14 UTC by Richard Holmes
Modified: 2016-09-27 01:57 UTC (History)
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Description Richard Holmes 2016-09-26 17:14:30 UTC
XQuartz windows sometimes lose focus while in use. Behavior is intermittent, but a Python script (see below) used to watch activations seems to show focus loss coincides with activity by AirPlayUIAgent:

2016-09-21 16:19:23.998 Python[809:36557] activated AirPlayUIAgent (com.apple.AirPlayUIAgent)

We apparently have several Apple TVs in our department, and when one is in use it leads to these activations. I do not connect with these Apple TVs myself, and do not seem to have them enabled in my displays prefs, but these AirPlayUIAgent activations happen anyway.

Steps to reproduce: Open Terminal, connect via SSH to our Linux computer, start up Emacs, begin editing. Keep working until AirPlayUIAgent activation occurs.

Actual results: Emacs window loses focus. No other window comes to foreground or gains focus.

Expected results: Emacs window continues to have focus.

OS version: Mac OS X 10.11.6

Below is the Python script used to discover the connection with AirPlayUIAgent:

import signal
import sys
def signal_handler(signal, frame):
signal.signal(signal.SIGINT, signal_handler)
signal.signal(signal.SIGQUIT, signal_handler)

from AppKit import *

class MyObserver(NSObject):
    def appActivated_(self, notification):
        app = notification.userInfo()["NSWorkspaceApplicationKey"]
        NSLog(u"activated %@ (%@)", app.localizedName(), app.bundleIdentifier())

ws = NSWorkspace.sharedWorkspace()
nc = ws.notificationCenter()
ob = MyObserver.new()
nc.addObserver_selector_name_object_(ob, "appActivated:", NSWorkspaceDidActivateApplicationNotification, ws)
Comment 1 Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 2016-09-27 01:57:17 UTC
Please file a bug report at http://bugreport.apple.com about the loss of focus.  It will be duped to a radar that has existed for a while, but more noise and "me too"s are useful.

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