GNOME and the way forward
Posted Aug 18, 2005 18:58 UTC (Thu) by loening
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I'm also of the school that says nothing should ever steal the focus from a window that I'm typing in. But by "typing", I mean that I have been typing in that window, not that I necessarily have managed to type anything else between the time a new app has been started and the 0.2s it takes to popup a window on the screen.
For the gnome-terminal example, if I type "gnome-terminal &" in the terminal window, I don't want the new terminal to grab the focus, even through the new window (at least on my 2GHz box) pops up faster then I can type another key.
After reading through this very insightful thread, I now understand how the current behavior has been arrived upon in GNOME. But I would personally love an option to enable "new window doesn't steal focus unless it pops up under the cursor" behavior.
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