Focus of new windows in metacity

Eric Warnke eric at
Wed Apr 13 02:06:45 UTC 2005

I could be wrong, but I believe that was fixed with gnome 2.10 (
FC4t1+).  Metacity/gnome now does not preempt focus on new windows. 
They are also working on a theme friendly was for the window hint urgent
to be seen by the user ( please no bouncing icons ).


Otto J. Makela wrote:

>On basic Fedora Core 3 gnome (using the Metacity window
>damager), and traditional focus-follows-mouse, how does one
>prevent the focus from changing when a new window is opened?
>At least for me, the principle of least astonishment is
>continuously broken when a newly opened window grabs the focus
>from right under my mouse pointer (and I need to move the
>pointer out of my window and then back in to regain it).
>piglet:~% uname -a
>Linux 2.6.10-1.770_FC3smp #1 SMP Thu Feb 24 14:20:06 EST 2005
>	i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
>piglet:~% rpm -q xorg-x11 metacity
>piglet:~% cat /etc/fedora-release
>Fedora Core release 3 (Heidelberg)

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