4.6: new windows now start on bottom

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 07:02:15 CEST 2009

On 2009-06-16, John Altstatt <jea at altstatt.com> wrote:
> 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?
> 4.4.3

Can one safely mix versions within an XFCE installation?  There
are new signal-handling features for panel plugins that I'd
really like to use, but having new windows starting behind
existing ones is driving me nuts.  Why would anybody think
that's a good idea?


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