[squeak-dev] Squeak on Ubuntu 18.04 desktop

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 21:04:29 UTC 2020

But the problem is not actually Gnome's window manager -- it works
beautifully with *every other app* *except* Squeak.

At first I thought it was a chink in Fabio's fantastic *squeak.sh* script,
but the same problem occurs even when I launch *bin/squeak* directly.

I sense it's something to do with *how* it's being executed by Linux and/or
Gnome...  The way it's supposed to work is:   when the full command-line (I
think) is exactly the same, it knows to re-top the window for the existing
instance invoked by that command, UNLESS the [Shift] key is pressed, in
which case, it spawns a new process instance of the command again (and
producing another window running instance).

It works with everything except Squeak...

 - Chris

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 4:06 AM K K Subbu <kksubbu.ml at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 03/07/20 9:12 am, Chris Muller wrote:
> > Has anyone figured out how to get Squeak's behavior to behave in 18.04
> > like it did in 16.04 and before?
> They use two different GUI shells. 16.04 uses Unity and 18.04 uses Gnome
> desktop manager v3 (GDM3). You may install Unity to restore old behavior.
>    # apt-get install ubuntu-unity-desktop
> and choose lightdm as the desktop manager when prompted.
> If you wish to continue with GDM, the keyboard shortcuts are different.
> Use Win (aka Super) key with tilde to switch between windows of the same
> app. More keyboard shortcuts are at:
> https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-help/stable/shell-keyboard-shortcuts.html.en
> Also, you may find the 20.04 GDM to be much better than that in 18.04.
> HTH .. Subbu
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