Re: [Evolution] Evolution -> New Windows does not open a new window

Am Donnerstag, den 20.12.2012, 06:41 -0500 schrieb Matthew Barnes: 
On Wed, 2012-12-19 at 06:22 -0500, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
In the dash currently open applications are illuminated and clicking an
illuminated icon takes you to the open application.  Or you can
right-click on an illuminated application and select and existing window
or "New Windows" to make a new window / instance on the current

Following up...

The "New Window" action in GNOME Shell is equivalent to clicking the
application's launcher icon: it sends the already-running instance of
the application an "activate" signal.

The documentation for the "activate" signal [1] does not specify how
applications are supposed to handle it.  Some applications like GNOME
Terminal actually do open a new window, some applications like GEdit
open a new tab in its primary window, and some applications like

In between there are those "intelligent" ones, that tell you, that there
already is an instance running and ask you "Start Anyway ?" ;-)

Evolution and Rhythmbox merely raise its primary window to the top.

I guess that's why it appears to not be doing anything for you.

This is a design flaw in GNOME Shell in my opinion.  The "activate"
signal is too ambiguous to assign a descriptive label.

The discussion in bug 650030 [2] kinda sorta addresses this, but it
remains an open GNOME Shell issue.

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