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[Bug 1176815] [NEW] Windows jump to other workspaces after multiple monitor reconfigurations


Public bug reported:

This is a fairly non-technical bug report, but something I find
extremely annoying and other people as well on the internet, but no bug
report was reported until now.

My setup is like this, I have a laptop and an external monitor (both
same resolution) at work. My day goes like this, at work I connect the
monitor, when I go home I unplug it, and in the evening I use my laptop
without an external monitor.

What happens is that all windows keep jumping from workspace to
workspace after these reconfigurations. (I have quite a lot of programs
I like to leave open, with a lot of small windows, plots, histograms,
...) and these just get all scattered. I have 4 columns and 3 rows of

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: compiz 1:0.9.9~daily13.04.18.1~13.04-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-19.30-generic 3.8.8
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
Date: Mon May  6 11:30:51 2013
DistUpgraded: 2013-04-26 13:45:42,278 DEBUG enabling apt cron job
DistroCodename: raring
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: CLEVO/KAPOK Computer Device [1558:3700]
 NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GTX 660M] [10de:0fd4] (rev ff) (prog-if ff)
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-10-01 (216 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Beta amd64 (20120926)
MachineType: CLEVO CO. W3x0ET
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic root=UUID=11afc120-2781-45bb-8285-218b3c9f455a ro acpi=force quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: compiz
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-04-26 (9 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 08/13/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 4.6.5
dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: W3x0ET
dmi.board.vendor: CLEVO CO.
dmi.board.version: N/A
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.type: 9
dmi.chassis.vendor: CLEVO CO.
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr4.6.5:bd08/13/2012:svnCLEVOCO.:pnW3x0ET:pvrN/A:rvnCLEVOCO.:rnW3x0ET:rvrN/A:cvnCLEVOCO.:ct9:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: W3x0ET
dmi.product.version: N/A
dmi.sys.vendor: CLEVO CO.
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.9~daily13.04.18.1~13.04-0ubuntu1
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu36
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.43-0ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 9.1.1-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 9.1.1-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.13.3-0ubuntu6
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.3-0ubuntu2b2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.1.0-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.21.6-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.7-0ubuntu1
xserver.bootTime: Mon May  6 11:07:47 2013
xserver.configfile: default
xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
xserver.version: 2:1.13.3-0ubuntu6
xserver.video_driver: intel

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

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug compiz-0.9 raring ubuntu

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