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[Bug 774994] [NEW] Desktops are overlapping


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Binary package hint: unity

This is more like design problem.

These problems are due to the fact, that the virtual desktops are
topologically equivalent to Torus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torus ).

You can resize window, that is on other virtual desktop and let it
overlap with your current desktop.

STEPS TO REPRODUCE: run empathy. grab title bar of the contact window
and move it to the left (so it will be automatically on the left half of
the screen). Move to the virtual desktop, that is topologically to the
left. Move your cursor to the right border of the screen. Press left
mouse button and move (while holding left mouse button) cursor to the
left. Release the mouse button. You just have a piece of contact list on
your actual desktop. What is even worse, that if you try to put this
window back (while still pressing that left mouse button), the contact
list will be automatically aligned to the right half of the screen.

PROPOSED FIX: each of the virtual desktop should be independent. Window
should be visible on only one virtual desktop at time. We have expo
plugin to move windows between desktops. Definitelly, virtual desktops
should not behave as an view of the one large desktop.

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 i686
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,vpswitch,move,resize,compiztoolbox,grid,regex,place,snap,gnomecompat,mousepoll,animation,imgpng,session,wall,workarounds,expo,ezoom,unitymtgrabhandles,staticswitcher,fade,scale,unityshell]
Date: Sun May  1 12:24:00 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release Candidate i386 (20100928.2)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-03-04 (58 days ago)

** Affects: compiz
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Incomplete

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

** Tags: apport-bug i386 natty running-unity
Desktops are overlapping
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