[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#339769: xfdesktop4: when binded to a hotkey, xfdesktop -windowlist doesn't show up

Jacek Kawa jfk at zeus.polsl.gliwice.pl
Fri Nov 18 18:09:37 UTC 2005

Package: xfdesktop4
Version: 4.2.2-1
Severity: normal

When run from xterm, both xfdesktop -menu, and xfdesktop -windowlist
work correctly, while when hot-key bound, only the first one.

How to reproduce:

I've bound the same key combination to simple script:

echo WORKS >/tmp/xf
/usr/bin/xfdesktop -windowlist

and the echo part worked as expected, no windowlist though

later I replaced the echo line:

/usr/bin/xfdesktop -windowlist

to see -windowlist on the screen (but only after xfdesktop switched

More fun, part 1:

/usr/bin/xfdesktop -menu
/usr/bin/xfdesktop -windowlist

also works. and shows two menus at once, and:

/usr/bin/xfdesktop -windowlist
/usr/bin/xfdesktop -windowlist

shows nothing

More fun, part 2:

I see now, that simple:
/usr/bin/xfdesktop -windowlist
also seems to work, when hotkey is being pressed repeatedly
for a while...

strace' diff betwen workin and nonworking case shows nothing
obvious (to me).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=pl_PL, LC_CTYPE=pl_PL (charmap=ISO-8859-2) (ignored: LC_ALL set to pl_PL)

Versions of packages xfdesktop4 depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0              1.10.3-1        The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                    2.3.5-8         GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libglib2.0-0             2.8.4-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0              2.6.10-1        The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-10 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0            1.8.2-3         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                   6.8.2.dfsg.1-10 X Window System Session Management
ii  libstartup-notification0 0.8-1           library for program launch feedbac
ii  libx11-6                 6.8.2.dfsg.1-10 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxfce4mcs-client-2     4.2.2-1         Client library for Xfce4 configure
ii  libxfce4util-1           4.2.2-1         Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-3            4.2.2-1         Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  libxml2                  2.6.22-2        GNOME XML library
ii  xfce4-mcs-manager        4.2.2-1         Settings manager for Xfce4
ii  xfce4-utils              4.2.2-1         Various tools for Xfce
ii  xlibs                    6.8.2.dfsg.1-10 X Window System client libraries m
ii  zlib1g                   1:1.2.3-6       compression library - runtime

xfdesktop4 recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

Jacek Kawa

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