Posted Aug 18, 2005 4:53 UTC (Thu) by newren
In reply to: Focus stealing
Parent article: GNOME and the way forward
type "gnome-terminal &" in a terminal emulator in the lower right corner...Focus will move to the new window (whenever it appears) even though the pointer remains in the original window. If the new window is slow to appear, the focus will move at an unpredictable time in the future.
Yeah, focus-stealing-prevention requires apps to be launched with startup-notification to work, and launching them from the terminal doesn't do that. Sorry. Haven't been able to come up with a better solution (if you can think of one, let us know on wm-spec-list). Do a "export DESKTOP_STARTUP_ID=_TIME0" before launching as a hacky workaround.
I also have a hell of a time with firefox snarfing the focus if the pointer passes over it briefly on the way to some other window.
Um, you moved the mouse over the firefox window and are using focus-follows-mouse; why shouldn't it get focus? Or are you saying that firefox keeps the focus despite you continuing to move the mouse into other windows? (If the later, I've never seen it--is there any way you can find of more easily reproducing it?)
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