If you have a dual screen with different awesome tags on each screen and libreoffice is open on the 2nd screen, scrolling or clicking on toolbars will cause the first screen to jump to the same tag as on the 2nd screen.
This bug was reported against openoffice as well. http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=96684
The reason the bug occurs is because awesome receives a _NET_CURRENT_DESKTOP open office client message.
The above bug-report claims latest development openoffice fixes it. I'm not sure how this reflects on libreoffice, whether the fix was incorporated or not.
It should be integrated soon, but isn't integrated yet.
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I can confirm this bug still exists in LibreOffice 188.8.131.52 Build ID: 350m1(Build:102) from Debian Experimental Mar 20th 2012.
I can confirm this bug still exists in LibreOffice 184.108.40.206 Build ID:
350m1(Build:3) on Archlinux.
3 monitor setup - causes only the main monitor to switch to the same tag if Libreoffice is acted upon (scroll or menu click) on another monitor.
Still occurs in libreoffice 4.0.3. For me its changed slightly in that instead of switching to the matching tag it just switches off ALL tags on monitor 1. This could be linked to my constantly-changing awesome config though. Nonetheless, no reason libreoffice should do the WM's job (poorly).
https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=96684 indicates this is fixed for them, including where the fix was applied.
Please apply the same fix for libreoffice.
Still happening with 220.127.116.11...
Now every time a menu is clicked on all other monitors switch to no tag (blank desktop).
As ngoonee states the fix is available at the OpenOffice link he provides...
Surely LibreOffice shouldn't be interacting with the WM in this way?! The only practical way I have of running LibreOffice is to use Winswitch at the moment to isolate it...
Still a problem in LibreOffice 4.2.3, many years after it was reported and fixed in OpenOffice...
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I am the original reporter for this bug, and have not followed up on it for some time. Currently testing both in awesomewm and i3 I am not able to reproduce the bug. I do not remember when this behaviour changed, and what triggered it.
Here's the current versions on Arch Linux:-
libreoffice - 4.3.7 (not the most recent version as I'm a few behind)
all other software - fully updated as per Arch Linux on this date