Re: Focus stealing prevention
- From: Ritesh Khadgaray <khadgaray gmail com>
- To: Todd Chambery <chambery dev gmail com>
- Cc: Gnome Mailing List <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Focus stealing prevention
- Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 13:09:05 +0530
On Sat, 2007-06-09 at 09:07 -0500, Todd Chambery wrote:
> 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.
Check with gconf-editor if "/apps/metacity/general/focus_mode" is set to
and what is the value of "/apps/metacity/general/focus_new_windows" ?
> 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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