Re: Window focus behavior

On Mon, 2007-11-19 at 10:47 -0700, Drake Emko wrote:

> I don't like it when you click on a window, and it raises to obscure
> everything that was overlapping it. This is normal behavior for most
> people (that is how it works in Windows), but I would like to know if,
> in GNOME/Metacity, I can configure the behavior so that windows don't
> raise when you click on them for focus. I would like to raise the
> window if I click on the titlebar, but if I click somewhere else in
> the window, I would like any overlapping windows to continue being
> visible even while I have focus in the partially obscured window.

We have a patch for something similar in the Solaris version of GNOME--
a gconf key which, if set, causes windows only to raise if you click the
frame rather than the contents.

Ours only applies in focus-follows-mouse mode though-- i.e. it fixes bug   However the metacity
maintainers closed this as NOTABUG, so I guess you won't be seeing it
upstream anytime soon...


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            GNOME Desktop Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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