[pkg-fso-maint] have to switch windows back and forth after firefox, gimp, etc. exit

Liam O'Toole liam.p.otoole at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 21:11:07 UTC 2010

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On 2010-11-23, Thomas Dickey <dickey at his.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Nov 2010, jidanni at jidanni.org wrote:
>> Help, whenever I close firefox, gimp, etc. (emacs is OK though.) I have
>> to switch windows back and forth before I can continue typing into the
>> window I am left starting at. Else my keystrokes are ignored. I use
>> Debian sid/experimental. pstree says:
>>     |-nodm---xinit-+-Xorg
>>     |              `-nodm---ck-launch-sessi-+-sh---icewm-session-+-icewm---xterm---bash-+-emacs---aspell
>>     |                                       |                    |
>>     |              |-firefox-bin---17*[{firefox-bin}]
>> and I use http://jidanni.org/comp/configuration/.Xresources
> yes... (I noticed this a while back, and it's on my to-do list - appears
> to be due to an xorg change, since it doesn't happen on my older systems).

I don't use sid, but I would imagine that the behaviour described by the
OP is a function of the window manager. Different window managers have
different properties with regard to restoring window focus, and different
degrees of configurability in that regard.

Liam O'Toole
Cork, Ireland

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