Window displayed is not always the active window
Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:34 pm
Not sure where to start with this. I use LM 18.1, MATE on my main system. Now, I don't know if this is a problem specific to MATE; or whether it has been fixed in 18.2. Anyways, to describe the problem I experience... I often have several windows up all at once, on multiple desktops. In this example, let's say I have terminal, pluma, virtualbox, and firefox all open on desktop 1. I switch to desktop 2 for a while, then go back to desktop 1. Now it may show the terminal window on top of all the others, but it is not the actual active window; when I type the text may actually be going into pluma. So, no big deal, I click and minimize pluma. It still shows the terminal window on top, but this time firefox is the active window. If i try to click the minimize button on the terminal window, it actually clicks on that location in firefox behind it. I have to make terminal the active window (alt-tab, or click it in the panel) then minimize it in order to see the contents of the real active window. Any thoughts? I hope I am not alone in experiencing this, and there's a simple fix. Again, I don't know whether it has to do with switching desktops, or what exactly causes it.