Onboard opens on the wrong workspace?

Asked by Roger E Critchlow Jr on 2009-04-02

Hello, I've been fussing with onboard to enable passwords in tablet configuration on my laptop. I have some thoughts about the gnome-screensaver issue that I'll add to an already open question.

I noticed that when I went to a clean workspace, opened synaptic, and then tried to open onboard from the system tray to fill in the gksu login dialog, that onboard was opening on another workspace. I could see its silhouette in the workspace selector, opening, closing, but never where I needed it to fill in the password.

This seemed suboptimal, so I added the following three lines in /usr/share/pyshared/Onboard/OnboardGtk.py:

        self.window.hidden = False
+ self.window.stick() # show in all workspaces
+ self.window.set_skip_pager_hint(True) # don't show window in pager
+ self.window.set_skip_taskbar_hint(True) # don't show window in taskbar


which seems to be an improvement. Any feelings about this?

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Francesco Fumanti (frafu) said : #1

At least, it seems to be a work around. (I did not verify it yet)

I don't know for the moment if there could be a better solution; let's see what Chris, the main developer of onboard, thinks about it.


Francesco Fumanti (frafu) said : #2

Onboard now has a "Always show on visible workspace" option that should solve the issue about Onboard not appearing on the visible workspace.

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