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Sometimes in Ubuntu 12.04 (no modifications), when application X is on top of the screen (i.e. it is the window that I see), the close and minimise buttons are not from application X.

Thus, when I click 'close' suddenly another application gets closed and not the one that appeared on top. Why is this so? And how can I fix it?

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migrated from Jul 4 '12 at 20:20

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(Thanks for migrating!) – Willem Mulder Jul 5 '12 at 6:42

You may want to look at this Unity bugreport, it's an annoying one but still not fixed:

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Everyone: let's sign-in into Launchpad and vote as This affects me so that may be this bug attracts more attention. It is really disturbing and causes bad mistakes often yet still not even assigned for more than 1 year! – destan Jul 6 '12 at 9:18
@destan I wish I could but I get a timeout error everytime I click on "yes it affects me too". Reported as launchpad bug long ago ;-) – oddfellow Jul 6 '12 at 9:33

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