Re: [Nautilus-list] properties window raising

On 13 Aug 2001 11:55:05 -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Darin Adler <darin bentspoon com> writes: 
> > A properties window isn't really tied to the main window it came from. It'
> > s a separate window that can stand alone. If you get another property window
> > for the same item again, it will just bring that window to the front. That's
> > probably why "transient for" bit isn't set.
> > 
> > But if there's no other way to make sure that a new window comes up in
> > front, maybe we can mark even these "not really transient for any specific
> > parent" windows transient for some particular window.
> > 
> > What do you think, Havoc?
> > 
> My understanding of the issue was the the props window didn't _stay_
> on top. I would expect it to _come up_ on top, this is a WM decision
> however.

here (with sawfish 1.0 debian sid package) I see a quick flash then it
(prop window) goes directly to the back without me doing anything.  the
properties window seems to have the focus (selected in task list) but it
is hidden behind the other windows.


> If the window isn't reasonably a transient for any other window, then
> its current behavior is probably correct. You only want "keep on top
> of parent" if it's going to be apparent to users that the transient is
> indeed logically related to that parent.
> Havoc

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