GNOME and the way forward
Posted Aug 18, 2005 4:17 UTC (Thu) by elanthis
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I would think that whoever told you that certainly wasn't in any way a speaker for the GNOME project. (Keep in mind that the mailing lists and forums are almost entirely filled with people who are NOT GNOME developers, but just proponents or users. This post itself is from someone who is NOT a GNOME developers.)
Focus stealing prevention was present in 2.10, but was not entirely mature. 2.12 has quite a few improvements. I can attast at the very least that on both my Ubuntu Breezy-devel and Fedora Rawhide boxes that focus stealing prevention works. New windows popup without stealing focus.
Sometimes. The rules are that new windows get focus baed on user interaction with the system. The idea being that if I click a button which results in a new window opening, I probably wanted that new window to have focus. There are still a few glitches with all this as applications that are not updated to provide proper hints to the window manager may behave improperly as Metacity has to make some guesses on the user's intent.
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