On 1/31/06, Miles Lane <miles.lane(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I cannot understand why on earth xorg or Gnome
has been changed to render new application behind
gnome-terminal. Every time I run a program (surprise!)
I want to use it. I don't want to keep playing around
with gnome-terminal. So, can we please strip this
change out of Fedora Core?
I much prefer the new behavior. I used to always have trouble typing
going into the wrong window when a new application started while I was
typing into another. No more sending the root password over IM.
Personally, I think apps should show above but never ever take focus.
I am pretty sure apps can say that their modal dialogs should show
above and get focus so they don't end up hidden.
This is the upstream behavior of metacity 2.10. I don't think there
is a gconf key to customzie the behavior. You could use a different
window manager which can be customized. I think kwin, the KDE window
manager, allows focus stealing prevention to be customized.