4.6: new windows now start on bottom

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 23:16:42 CEST 2009

On 2009-06-18, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:

> On mer, 2009-06-17 at 21:23 +0000, Grant Edwards wrote:
>>      When I turn off 2), all new windows appear underneath, which is
>>      not what I want.
> Here, when turning that off, all new windows appear underneath *the
> current focused and raised* window. Not underneath other windows. Which
> is different (but might be tricky when one window is maximized). Again,
> the correct place is bugzilla.xfce.org where you'll have a place to
> explain exactly what you want to xfwm developer (which is way more
> knowledgeable about window management than me)

So I filed a bug.  A number of other people have also
complained about the same problem.  We've all been told that we
are "wrong", the old behavior was "wrong", all other window
managers are "wrong" (and have been for 20 years) -- that
staring new windows on top doesn't "make sense".

We're told that the new behavior (starting all new windows on
the bottom of the stack instead of the top) is "right", and we
better just shut up and be happy while the change is shoved
down our throats.

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                                  at               a minute!!  I want a
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                                                   Clint Eastwood!!

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