4.6: new windows now start on bottom

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Wed Jul 15 23:18:33 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 09:17:01PM +0000, Grant Edwards wrote:
> 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.
I have tweakui and "focus follows mouse" but I've never managed to
disable "raise on click".

Chris Green

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