[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#524711: Bug#524711: xfwm4: New window placement problem

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sun Apr 19 16:07:29 UTC 2009

On dim, 2009-04-19 at 16:47 +0200, Torquil Macdonald Sørensen wrote: 
> Hi! Yes it is the same for other programs also, not just firefox. E.g. 
> with Gimp it is the same result in the mixer fader experiment. My focus 
> settings are:

Hmhm, it seems I get the same kind of behavior with the mixer, but not
with others. Do you reproduce this with other stuff or is it only with
the mixer (which might have a specific problem then)
> Ordinary WM settings:
> 1) Focus follows mouse: yes
> 2) Automatically give focus to newly started applications: yes
> 3) Automatically raise windows when they receive focus: no
> 4) Raise on click: yes
> WM tweaks focus settings:
> 5) Activate focus stealing prevention: yes
> 6) Honour standard ICCCM focus hint: yes


> When I turn off 2), all new windows appear underneath, which is not what 
> I want. I would like new windows to appear on top, but not above (and 
> therefore cover, and take mouse/keyboard focus) a window that is 
> currently in the middle of a mouse/keyboard action.

Well, then you don't want it “on top”. And basically a window can be on
top but not have focus. (yes I know, this is really hard, and I guess
it's harder for window manager developers :) ) 

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