Re: Window Focus

I think if you make it hidden enough, it appears to be removed functionality.

So after a little reading, I figured out that I have to install gconf-editor.

OK, I get it.  It's like the Windows Registry.

Now I do a search for auto-raise (or auto_raise) and I see a bunch of different auto_raise keys. Some are associated with Metacity (I thought GNOME3 used Mutter); others are associated with Compiz.

I'm guessing that I need to change


I think it would be nice if the user didn't have to edit the GNOME Registry to have access to this bit of configuration.

On 12/04/2011 05:22 PM, Florian Müllner wrote:
On dom, 2011-12-04 at 17:07 -0700, Gantry York wrote:
It would be nice if there were two settings

focus = click, focus, lazy
raise on focus = true, false

Are you asking for removing options? There are currently three settings:
focus-mode ("click", "sloppy" or "mouse")
auto-raise (whether to raise windows automatically when focus-mode is
"sloppy" or "mouse")
auto-raise-delay (milliseconds for auto-raise behavior)

(depending on your shell version, those options are stored in GConf or

I don't understand why GNOME3 decided to take so much of the
configurability out.

Most options people like to complain about are actually there, see
above. Not exposing every single option in System Settings does *not*
mean "taking away so much of the configurability".


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