Cannot focus on other application when Nautilus shows transfer

  1. Transfer a file large enough for it to stay in transfer bar for you to press it
  2. Click on the file transfer icon
  3. Click on the desktop or any other application, you are unable to focus to another window, unless you press Esc, or click back on the Nautilus window.

Tested on Ubuntu 24.04 using Gnome 46

That might be a mutter bug that happens when using mice that also can generate keyboard input events. You can check if you have such a mouse using sudo libinput list-devices. If for your mouse the Capabilities entry lists keyboard in addition to pointer, you are probably seeing this bug.


The mouse does list keyboard where you mentioned. If I click using another mouse which doesn’t list keyboard, the issue doesn’t happen.