an odd focus problem

Paul R Streitman prs at
Wed Jun 2 15:12:24 CDT 2004

I have an odd focus problem to report.  This problem is a regression, some
time since 4/26 (which does not exhibit the problem).  I have not had time
to pull interative CVS levels to find out exactly when it appeared, but it
was definitely failing last week (at first, I thought that it might be a
window manager problem).

The problem has to do with virtual desktop focus.  If I switch to a
different virtual desktop and back, my wine application disappears!  There
are no error messages or anything (including when running winedbg without
any options), its just become totally invisible.  It also disappears from
the window manager task list.  I believe that the application is still
running, based on terminal output and the fact that the various wine
processes still show up in top.  In fact, with Lotus Notes (6.5.1), you
have to kill off those processes to restart a 'disappeared' Notes.

This problem is readily reproducable.  Just define virtual desktops in
Afterstep (1.8.11) or Enlightenment (the 0.65 snapshot of 16.7, for
example), and run 'wine notepad'.  Switch focus to another virtual desktop
and back - the notepad is gone!

I am running Mandrake cooker, kernel 2.6.7-rc1-mm1, and a May 17th CVS
snapshot of

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