Re: help needed: window focus bugs

On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, Bill Haneman wrote:

> This thing (focus stealing prevention) scares the bejeesus out of me,
> accessibility-wise.  Is there some way to just turn it off at the
> WM-config level, instead of rebuilding metacity, if it turns out to
> break some of the accessibility stuff?

Rob thought about accessibility and suggested we might need to do just
that in comment 86 of bug 118372.  (although I admit to forgetting about
that until you sent this email)

However, note that there is another hint that might provide a solution
instead of special casing accessibility.  Whenever Metacity denies a
new window focus, it sets the _NET_WM_STATE_DEMANDS_ATTENTION hint for
that window.  Libwnck catches this hint and sets the name of the app in
bold for the tasklist on the panel.  Perhaps accessibility apps could
catch this hint and play a sound or something similar.

You'll have to let us know what you think will work best.  If you'd like
it special-cased and disabled for accessibility, file a bug, mark it
urgent, and have it block bug 149028.


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