On 1/31/06, Ian Burrell <ianburrell(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I much prefer the new behavior. I used to always have trouble
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.
This is exactly the sort of thing that drives me nuts with Gnome.
The Ximian HIG/usability folks come up with some whacko default
and then make it impossible for users to work around it.
Who is it who decided to change this Metacity behavior?
I cannot believe that this is going to be a usability benefit for most
users. Argh! This may drive me back to KDE again.