Re: Focus stealing in Gnome in FC6

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"Jonathan Berry" <[email protected]> wrote:
>This is kind of an old question, but I just have not gotten around to
>asking it.  Gnome in FC5 had protections against programs stealing
>focus.  This seems to be absent, or much reduced in FC6.  I know there
>was some outcry against the extent of the non-focus stealing (like
>launching programs from the terminal).  But I rather liked the focus
>stealing prevention and programs popping up in FC6 and taking the
>focus has become annoying.  What happened exactly to these
>protections?  Were they removed/lessened upstream?  Or was this a
>reaction by Redhat to the outcry from FC5?  Or was it unintentional?
>Just curious.  Well, and tossing my vote in favor of focus stealing
>prevention :-).

Due to the outcry it was made configurable upstream, with strict focus
mode off by default.  Here's the Gnome bugzilla entry where it was all

You can revert to the behaviour that was originally in FC5 (metacity
2.14.0) with this command:

   gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/focus_new_windows \
       --type string strict

(or using gconf-editor).


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