GNOME and the way forward
Posted Aug 18, 2005 15:29 UTC (Thu) by newren
In reply to: GNOME and the way forward
Parent article: GNOME and the way forward
Hehe, your explanation of your requested behavior doesn't quite match:
I'm of the school that says nothing should ever steal the focus from a window I am typing in. Ditto for windows I am interacting with via mouse clicks.
Translates as "don't transfer focus to a new window if
I'm busy with another window (implying that a transfer of focus is okay if you're not busy with another window)". Note that Metacity does this.
Basically I *never* want a new window or new app to steal focus.
Translates as (rather obviously) "don't transfer focus to a new window regardless of whether I'm busy with another window". Metacity has no option for this, currently.
A "strict" mouse focus has been proposed and in fact patched in by RHEL, Debian, and Ubuntu so it may well end up in Metacity itself. But the patch (in bug 152004) that proposed it was kind of muddied by the fact that it uses lots and lots of kludges to workaround dozens of other bugs that no longer exist so it was hard to differentiate between a real request and just a workaround for old bugs...
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