Posted Aug 18, 2005 16:36 UTC (Thu) by tjc
In reply to: Focus stealing
Parent article: GNOME and the way forward
> But most users launch an application and then want to use it; defaulting to not focusing new windows just doesn't make sense.
You missed a step.
1. Launch application.
2. Drink coffee or pop for 10 seconds while you wait for all the shared libraries to load.
3. Use application.
Skipping step 2 results in a lot of frustration, which leads to criticism. Maybe this problem is more acute than it used to be, now that software takes so long to load. If no-one has the will to address the 10-second load time, then maybe the UI needs to be altered to accomodate it.
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