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[Bug 1427636] Re: Desktop doesn't get keyboard focus


This bug was fixed in the package compiz -

compiz (1: vivid; urgency=medium

  [ Chris Townsend ]
  * Change default behavior of focus-follows-mouse where the desktop
    will get focus when the mouse is over it. Also add option to allow
    old behavior. (LP: #1427636)
  * Clear out the lastMask vars when using the mouse to resize. (LP:

  [ Eleni Maria Stea ]
  * Minor optimisation fix: Replaced glLoadIdentity, glMultMatrixf with
    glLoadMatrixf to avoid the unnecessary matrix multiplication:
    identity * some projection matrix

  [ Kevin Lange ]
  * WinRules plugin: boost arbitrary window size limits to something
    more reasonable (LP: #1431923)

  [ Stephen M. Webb ]
  * animations plugin: fixed a potential null pointer dereference (LP:
 -- CI Train Bot <ci-train-bot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>   Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:58:21 +0000

** Branch linked: lp:ubuntu/vivid-proposed/compiz

** Changed in: compiz (Ubuntu)
       Status: In Progress => Fix Released

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  Desktop doesn't get keyboard focus

Status in Compiz:
  Fix Committed
Status in Compiz 0.9.11 series:
Status in compiz package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  When a window application is open, the desktop icons can get mouse
  focus but the keyboard event are send to the last window. Trying
  renaming or deleting files on the desktop with the keyboard is
  impossible in this scenario.

  I have the focus mode "follow the mouse", but reverting to the default
  setting has the same problem.

  Also have a look at this question on Ask Ubuntu


  I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 but this problem also happened on 14.04 (and I
  think in older versions too)

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
  Package: unity 7.3.1+14.10.20141016-0ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-31.41-generic 3.16.7-ckt5
  Uname: Linux 3.16.0-31-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8.2
  Architecture: amd64
  CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Tue Mar  3 11:21:00 2015
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-02-10 (20 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
  SourcePackage: unity
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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