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Bug 1384440

Summary: dragging gnome dash application to a specific workplace doesn't open the application to this workspace (on wayland)
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Quentin Tayssier <tenk42>
Component: gnome-shellAssignee: Owen Taylor <otaylor>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 25CC: ajax, awilliam, fmuellner, jbastian, juliux.pigface, kparal, lnie, otaylor, pschindl, renault, sanjay.ankur, zbyszek
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Description Quentin Tayssier 2016-10-13 09:50:43 UTC
Description of problem:
On wayland, 
Drag the icon for a non-running application from the Dash  to a specific workspace in the right bar doesn't launch the application on the selected workspace.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Drag the icon for a non-running application from the Dash to the last (empty) or specific workspace in the right bar.

Actual results:

Application launch on the current workspace

Expected results:
Dragging the icon from Dash or Applications menu to any workspace should launch the application on that workspace (or create a new window for running applications).

Additional info:
Tested during Wayland Test Day

Comment 1 Petr Schindler 2016-10-13 11:50:10 UTC
I can see this bug in daily work too. It happens with all applications.

This happens also under X session so it is probably bug in gnome-shell not wayland.

Comment 2 Quentin Tayssier 2016-10-13 13:02:33 UTC
Before opening the bug, i have tested in a standard Fedora 25 beta 1.1 workstation running in a VM (vbox)
I don't reproduce the issue and the result on X11 is the Expected result.

Comment 3 Adam Williamson 2016-10-13 18:03:10 UTC
Beta had older Shell, GTK+ and Mutter, so this could be a regression in one of those.

Comment 4 Giulio 'juliuxpigface' 2016-10-13 18:37:43 UTC
For the record... Since previous comments cite virtualbox only, it's reproducible on bare metal too. I hit this with an old 32bit Acer Extensa laptop (Intel GPU), during the Wayland Test Day.

Comment 5 Giulio 'juliuxpigface' 2016-10-13 18:42:15 UTC
Also... I noticed that the behavior of an opened application is the expected one (dragging it to another workspace, actually moves it to the right place). So, the issue seems to affect applications picked from dash only.

Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2016-10-13 20:34:41 UTC
*** Bug 1384575 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Kamil Páral 2016-10-14 11:44:58 UTC
Tested with gnome-shell-3.22.0-1.fc25.x86_64, it really happens only on Wayland.

1. open rhythmbox on workspace 1
2. drag nautilus to workspace 2

On X11, nautilus opens on workspace 2, on wayland, it opens on workspace 1.

Comment 8 Kamil Páral 2016-10-14 11:48:36 UTC
*** Bug 1384534 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9 Kamil Páral 2016-10-14 12:05:53 UTC
*** Bug 1384336 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10 Florian Müllner 2016-10-14 13:33:00 UTC
*** Bug 1384742 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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