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
discussed:

   http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=326159

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).

Ron


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