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Is it normal that switching through workspaces with CTRL +alt +left/right/up/down doesn't work when I close the last window on the active desktop?

Is there a way to alter this behavior?


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Have you set nautilus to not draw the desktop? To find that out, run this command:

gconftool-2 --get /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop

If it returns true, then its a bug. I know you've filed this bug and I'm the guy who commented there.

If it returns false, then its a known issue in Unity, to not un-focus closed windows when Nautilus is not running (currently it depends on Nautilus to take away focus from the closed application).

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It does return true. I already wrote that in launchpad. Srsly ... I hate unity. – tesseract Jun 30 '11 at 7:43
Are there maybe some settings that I could try out? I mean ... I use all 4 workspaces all the time - mostly using my mouse only for clicking the desktop so I can use the workspace switcher keys ... -.- – tesseract Jun 30 '11 at 7:45

It is highly likely that something is messing up the focus tracking.
You could try to try to change the focus tracking behaviour in ccsm and see if that solves it. (You could try using low).

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Doesn't change anything - though it seems like it's in some way the cause of my issue ... f.e. after closing the pidgin contact list, it somehow is still focussed, so I need to click at the desktop in order to be able to use the unity hotkeys again ~.~ – tesseract Jun 21 '11 at 11:42
@tesseract you could probably report a bug. I get similar problems, but normally changing the focus behaviour works for me. – RolandiXor Jun 21 '11 at 14:51
Bug reported at:link – tesseract Jun 21 '11 at 16:44

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