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[Bug 770283] [NEW] title bar does not update on non-maximized windows


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Binary package hint: unity

I previously reported this as
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/768860. Further
investigation on my part suggests the issue is with unity-window-

The title bar is not updated on non-maximized windows unless the
decorator is forced to redraw the title bar--usually on losing focus. I
have confirmed this with GNOME-Terminal, GIMP, Firefox, and Geeqie.

To reproduce:
GIMP: Open a file. Modify it. Unless you switched to the Toolbox window, the image name doesn't get a prepended "*" to indicate the file has changed. Save it with CTRL-S. The "*" will not disappear until the window loses focus.

Firefox: Open sites on multiple tabs. Switch between tabs as often as
you like. The title bar text will not change unless the window loses
focus. Maximize the Firefox window. Switch between tabs. The global menu
title bar text will now change with each tab.

GNOME-Terminal: Open a terminal. Change directories. Notice that the
directory shown in the title bar does not match what is reported by

Geeqie: Go to a directory with images. The title bar should change to
show the name of each image as its displayed. Now maximize the window.
The "title bar" text changes as each image is selected.

For further testing, I chmod'ed /usr/bin/unity-window-decorator and
restarted compiz-decorator to force the use of gtk-window-decorator. All
title bars behaved normally (although I lost the rest of the unity

Personally, I find this bug to be a show-stopper. I've been using the
Unity interface for a week and this is one of the two issues that would
keep me using the "classic" GNOME interface instead of Unity.

This may be a duplicate of https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/768356
but I was unable to append any comments to that bug. That report was
also specific to Firefox, which I think is a bit misleading since the
issue affects all applications which provide feedback via the title bar.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.10-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Mon Apr 25 08:33:15 2011
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 ATI Technologies Inc RS880 [Radeon HD 4200] [1002:9710] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2ab1]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta amd64 (20110413)
InstallationMedia_: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta amd64 (20110413)
InstallationMedia__: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta amd64 (20110413)
InstallationMedia___: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta amd64 (20110413)
JockeyStatus: xorg:fglrx - ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver (Proprietary, Enabled, In use)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard p6774y
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic root=UUID=88b4c27c-1d88-43f6-9c45-807f05989dca ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
ProcVersionSignature__: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
ProcVersionSignature___: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Renderer: Unknown
SourcePackage: unity
UdevDb: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 09/07/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 6.04
dmi.board.name: 2AB1
dmi.board.vendor: FOXCONN
dmi.board.version: 1.00
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 4CE10215JX
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr6.04:bd09/07/2010:svnHewlett-Packard:pnp6774y:pvr:rvnFOXCONN:rn2AB1:rvr1.00:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct3:cvr:
dmi.product.name: p6774y
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4+bzr20110415-0ubuntu2
version.fglrx-installer: fglrx-installer N/A
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu13
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu6
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.10.2-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.2-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+4ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu7
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu7

** Affects: unity
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Affects: compiz (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug compiz-0.9 natty running-unity ubuntu
title bar does not update on non-maximized windows
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