I installed elementary Freya yesterday and I encountered a weird bug after rebooting. I'll try to explain it as best as I can.

When I log into my session, the windows do not behave properly :

  • I can't click on any of the buttons, in all windows
  • I can't get focus on another window by clicking on it
  • I can't access the top bar (with the clock and the notification widgets) or launch an app from the dock if another window is open
  • Keyboard shortcuts seem to work (Alt-Tab, Tab to navigate in a window...)
  • After I log out (with Ctrl+Alt+Del) and log in again, everything works perfectly.

It seems to be a graphical issue, which is why I tried installing the NVidia proprietary drivers, but the problem persisted.

Some info on my config: My config



  • I too faced same issue in starting days after installation, but after few days the problem disappeared :)
    – Ravan
    Nov 1, 2015 at 13:09
  • Do you have any idea about what may have solved it ? Nov 1, 2015 at 13:11
  • sorry, nope. I think automatically solved in my case. But suggest you run updates =)
    – Ravan
    Nov 1, 2015 at 13:12
  • You mention in the first sentence it only happened after a reboot. Does this mean you turned on the computer normally, and the shell is fine? But after warm restart it misbehaved?
    – Daniel
    Nov 1, 2015 at 15:50
  • The problem happens when I login for the first time after a boot (reboot or shutdown+boot). In the first sentence I meant that I did not notice the problem when I rebooted for the first time after installing elementary, but only in the subsequent boots. Nov 1, 2015 at 16:08


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