4.6: new windows now start on bottom

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 20:59:12 CEST 2009

On 2009-06-16, g <gmeyer1de at yahoo.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>>Perhaps I wasn't clear. I want new windows to start on top of
>>existing windows rather than underneath them. I don't want to
>>give focus to newly created windows. It's got nothing to do
>>with focus.
> That was not possible, when i last looked for it and as i
> understand, it's intended to be that way.

That sucks.  It's a major behavior change from 4.4 (and from
all other window managers I've ever used). Can anybody explain
the reasoning behind the decision to change the default
behavior such that new windows should go on the bottom?

And for the decision not to allow it to be configured to do
something more useful?

> As a workaround i use devilspie for the window raising now.

Seems pretty lame when you've got to run something like
devilspie to get basic functionality to work right.

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