Posted Aug 18, 2005 16:49 UTC (Thu) by newren
In reply to: Focus stealing
Parent article: GNOME and the way forward
Honestly, though, the 10 second load time is being addressed; that's what focus-stealing-prevention is for. Perhaps you were trying to use this as a reason to request never-focus-new-windows but like others here, you're not really addressing the issue and just listing cases that it looks like we've already covered.
Now, if you said, "Yes, launched windows shouldn't steal focus if the user works with another app between the time the window is launched and when it is shown--but that doesn't work without apps being launched with startup-notification which may not be feasible for us terminal users and we'd really like a preference, even if a kludge, to just not focus new windows" or if you said "Yes, most users launch an app then use it but us terminal users like to launch multiple apps without using them until a delayed time later so could we have a way to make the WM behave smart given our different usage scenario?" (see also bug 151818 comment 22, second half of point 8 for where I addressed this exact case) then I'd have an easier time understanding. In particular, though, I'd like to know more about the "behave smart" in the latter case--what do should be done relative to focus? placement? stacking? interaction with keynav? etc., etc.
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