4.6: new windows now start on bottom

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 23:17:01 CEST 2009

On 2009-07-15, Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 04:07:43PM +0100, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
>> Quite frankly, I said it and I'll say it again, this is free software,
>> I am not making any money out of that, so I am not loosing anything
>> when people switch to whatever other window manager. Give me facts,
>> not black mails. I am still waiting for a single good reason why an
>> unfocused window should cover up the currently focused window.
> Very simply it often happens that there is information on the
> unfocused window that one needs to be able to see while typing in to
> the focused window.
> It's one of the things that makes Linux/Unix easier to use than
> Windows, this very specific difference.  In Windows it works as you
> are proposing, you can't (for example) type into a CMD.EXE window
> nestling behind IE,

Actually, you can configure Windows to do that by tweaking some
registry entry values (or course).  If you don't want to hack
on hex numbers in registry entries, you can download something
called tweakui that allows you to enable "focus follows mouse"
and disable "raise on click".  IMO, it makes Windows far, far
easier to use -- especially when coupled with Cygwin.

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