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Isn't this just a firefox issue? I know KWin has focus stealing
prevention, which works fine with most apps - just not with some, like
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Posted Feb 8, 2008 23:01 UTC (Fri) by tjc (subscriber, #137)
In this particular case it is a Firefox issue, but I guess the point I'm raising is that if
the window manager can't intercept an attempt to raise a window (or grab the focus), then
there will probably always be badly behaved apps that do this. Relying on apps to do the
right thing seems futile.
Posted Feb 9, 2008 16:40 UTC (Sat) by rsidd (subscriber, #2582)
If it is a firefox issue, here's what you do (and what I do): Edit -> Preferences -> Content
Posted Feb 9, 2008 16:43 UTC (Sat) by rsidd (subscriber, #2582)
Posted Feb 9, 2008 20:30 UTC (Sat) by tjc (subscriber, #137)
> it would be very nice to see the window manager implement "raise windows only to top of
stack of windows for that application".
I think sawfish does something like this?
The Firefox problem seems to have been fixed, if only recently. I booted to a new install of
Ubuntu 7.10, and Firefox 184.108.40.206 doesn't raise itself on page loads anymore. It still maps
new windows over the top of the currently focused window, but it's a start anyway.
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