Folder preperties appear behind other windows

Chris G cl at
Thu Sep 3 10:34:58 CEST 2009

On Wed, Sep 02, 2009 at 02:50:08PM -0700, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> On 09/02/2009 02:42 PM, Mike Massonnet wrote:
> > 2009/9/2 Chris G <cl at>:
> >> Or don't appear of course.
> >>
> >> When I right click on Home, File System or Trash folders on my desktop
> >> then select Properties the information window pops up below all my
> >> other windows.  If there's a big window on the desktop then I see
> >> nothing at all.
> > 
> > It is prolly called through DBus and there is no timestamp set... As
> > Brian mentionned it doesn't reproduce always, it can depend on a the
> > window manager settings and tweaks, how the focus is handled, etc.
> No, the desktop puts up its own file properties dialog.  It doesn't use
> dbus, unless Chris' distro has patched xfdesktop to do something
> different... in which case he needs to file a bug with his distro.
I'm running xubuntu 9.04 in fairly standard format.  I have tweaked
the xfce settings from default though, i.e. in Window Manager - Focus
I have selected "Focus follows mouse" and deselected everything else. So
I don't have "Automatically give focus to newly created windows" and I
don't have "Automatically raise windows when they receive focus" and I
don't have "Raise window when clicking inside application window".

I suppose you could argue that the above settings mean that the
properties window isn't required to appear above other windows but any
other new window I start does appear on top.  Thinking about it my
expectations are reasonable and not in conflict with the above
settings, I want "New window always on top" which doesn't relate
directly to focus at all.

Chris Green

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