Re: Focus stealing prevention

No sloppy focus, just that any application opening a window opens under
the active window, if the active window receives focus before the new
window opens.  

The best use case for this feature is IM:  I'm about to type my password
into a web page, someone sends an IM, my password is passed in plain
text to the IM window.


On Fri, 2007-06-08 at 13:58 -0300, Ben Steeves wrote:
> On 6/7/07, Todd Chambery <chambery dev gmail com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've noticed recently (at least since Feisty, possibly before) that
> > Gnome's "focus stealing prevention" seems to have disappeared.  When I
> > log and begin typing my keyring password for the wireless network, the
> > Gaim buddy list steals my cursor.  Typing this email, I started Firefox,
> > returned to this message and the browser steals my cursor.  This small
> > but significant feature was one of Gnome's key differentiators with
> > Windows.
> >
> > Am I crazy, or has something changed?
> Did you have sloppy focus turned on before?  In the Windows
> preferences panel there's an option, "Select windows when the mouse
> moves over them".  If you have that turned on, the behavior is
> referred to as "sloppy focus" and it generally prevents focus
> stealing.
> Sloppy focus takes a little getting used to but I can't live without
> it now.  It makes working on any OS/WM that doesn't support it very
> painful.  The most useful feature (for me) is the ability to type in
> one window without bringing it to the front (a sub-behavior of sloppy
> focus that can be controlled separately).
> Ben

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