Focus of new windows in metacity

Havoc Pennington hp at
Sat Apr 16 03:34:19 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 14:39 +1000, Colin Charles wrote:.
> Yes, "fixed" with GNOME 2.10
> Now, how do I revert it back to the old behaviour, because I find not
> getting my GAIM messages pop-up to be something that negates
> productivity

So you want a toggle switch so users can choose suboptimal behavior A or
suboptimal behavior B?

While sometimes we need to settle for that, it's not the default

In this case I think something like this will fix it:

I would like to see this done and backported to our 2.10 libwnck

or something like this thing someone mentioned is another option:

Or even simpler, gaim could be hacked to always grab focus or have an
option for same, though I wouldn't advocate that.

If these 3 things were hard to implement maybe we'd want a stopgap
solution, but any or all of these fixes could be completed in a matter
of a couple days. (so hint hint, someone should just do it, there's no
point having a big mailing list argument ;-)


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