Re: how to focus on desktop automatically if no windows open?

On Thu, 2005-11-10 at 21:39 -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-11-10 at 15:49 -0600, Shaun McCance wrote:
> > On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 14:28 -0500, Brandon Kuczenski wrote:
> > > I'm using Gnome 2.10.2 on Debian.  Sometimes I like to use the keyboard 
> > > instead of the mouse to navigate the desktop.  However, if I close a 
> > > window (using, e.g., M-F4) I go into what appears to be a 'no-focus' 
> > > state: pressing the arrow keys, tab key, enter, etc.. doesn't do anything.
> > > 
> > > I know I can bind a key to "Hide all windows and focus the desktop" in the 
> > > Keyboard Shortcuts dialog; is there any way to focus the desktop by 
> > > default if no windows are open?
> > 
> > Not to my knowledge, but this seems like a pretty reasonable
> > behavior for Metacity (Gnome's window manager) to have.  I'm
> > CCing metacity-devel-list.
> > 
> Metacity is doubtless focusing something or other. Try typing and see
> what it is...

Well, I did, before even sending this message.
I hit the arrow keys, hoping to see a focus
ring or something moving somewhere, and hit
Enter, hoping something would activate.  But
no dice.

The only things I can see are a panel (I only
have one) and nautilus's desktop.  If something
has focus, I don't know what it is.


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