Jonathan Corbet wrote:
When I type "ooffice file.odt &" it doesn't mean I
want to stop all work
on anything else until openoffice gets around to talking to me. if I
type "gthumb image.jpg &" it means I want to see the image, but I
necessarily want to type at it. I have to say that the new focus
behavior has improved my life considerably. I hope it doesn't go away.
I like the general behaviour and haven't noticed the Metacity
implementation of it getting in my way yet. Apple has implemented this
in OS X's WM and it's a huge relief to not have to worry about new
applications jumping in front of what you are currently working on.
Some applications don't seem to play nicely in OS X though, like
Firefox.. so I don't know exactly what Apple's done but a quick study of
the OS X behaviour should probably be done to see what their compromises
are and apply that knowledge to Metacity.