4.6: new windows now start on bottom

John Altstatt jea at altstatt.com
Tue Jun 16 06:02:52 CEST 2009

Grant Edwards wrote:
> After upgrading to 4.6, new application windows always seem to
> start on the bottom of the stack (underneath existing windows).
> It's obnoxious having to go digging for new windows. After 20+
> years of using X, this is the first time I've seen a window
> manager do this -- and it's hard to describe how annoying it
> is.  I've looked in window manger settings and in window
> manager tweaks, and I don't see any new options that look
> relevent.
> What was the reasoning behind this change?
> How can I get back the old behavior (new windows start on top)?
> Failing that, can anybody recommend a good window manager to
> replace the XFCE 4.6 one?


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