More flexible new window focus setting would be nice

David Mohr squisher at
Fri Aug 20 09:35:21 CEST 2010

On 08/20/2010 08:49 AM, Balazs Marton wrote:
> Hi,
> Sorry I bring up a year-old discussion, but here is a user everyone was
> looking
> for: yes, I would prefer that new windows come up unfocused, and SECOND
> in the
> windows stack, not first (thus not covering my focused window). I
> changed from
> Gnome exactly for steal focus reasons, and happened to meet Xfce when
> the above
> behavior was possible, and I did like it. Now in newer versions I can't
> do it
> anymore, and I miss it. So let me double the wish from Guido:
> Yes, me too would suggest to split the "automatically focus new windows"
> option:
> [ ] automatically raise new windows
>      [ ] automatically focus new windows
> (and I would leave both unchecked and live happily).

I'm pretty sure that's the behavior you get when you enable focus
stealing prevention and don't check to give focus to new windows. That's
the behavior most people complain about btw ;-).


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