Xpra: Ticket #1396: Loss of focus and screen refresh when switching between workspaces

I am running xpra on a Fedora 24 system, using it to run "pidgin" so that I can keep the client alive between home and work. pidgin consists of two windows: a Buddy window and the main chat window which has multiple tabs for different conversations. I run the xpra/pidgin client on a Gentoo XFCE system on workspace 2. The xpra version on Fedora is: xpra-1.0-2.fc24.armv7hl . The Gentoo system is running xpra-0.17.6.

My problem is that, whenever I switch away from the workspace, the chat window stops updating and I lose the ability to type anything in it when I switch back.

The buddy window still remains active and, in fact, when selecting the chat window, anything I type goes to the buddy window. I do have things set up so that the buddy window doesn't show anything on the taskbar. I only have the chat window icon on the taskbar.

If I toggle the "OpenGL" setting from the Xpra icon I can get back proper behavior in the chat window until the next time I switch from the workspace. I understand this is just basically just restarting things.

If it matters: pidgin-2.11.0-1.fc24.armv7hl

Logs from -d workspace and -d window are attached.

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:51:44 GMT - cgf5177: attachment set

workspace debugging

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:52:10 GMT - cgf5177: attachment set

window debugging

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:01:20 GMT - cgf5177:

Window manager: xfwm4-4.12.3-r1

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:25:33 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed

This may be related to #1397. Does the fix in ticket:1397#comment:2 make any difference to this ticket? (otherwise I'll have to install pidgin as the problem does not manifest itself with an xterm)

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 20:06:10 GMT - cgf5177:

That does seem to fix it, yes. Thanks!

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:29:04 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed; resolution set

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:23:07 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/1396