On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 9:42 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan@gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, 2008-09-01 at 08:21 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> i admit it is not obvious. But you see an option to raise window after
> an interval. What if you check that and make the interval 0. Will that
> not do what you want?

As I undertand it, he wants newly created windows to appear on top,
which is a different question.

(Some apps intentionally open new windows underneath existing ones, e.g.
if I click on a URL in Evolution I get a new Firefox window underneath,
but AFAIK that's application-specific, and in any case I'm on KDE so
it's not really relevant to the OP).

I appreciate Aaron's idea that I try it & see what happens, although I'm familiar with that setting & I think it's specific to when you mouse-over a window, which is not my issue.

I was going to go try it anyway, when I realized the issue is gone and my computer is acting normally again. Amazing. I didn't reboot, restart X, anything. Hibernated a couple times. A mystery.