How to really stop focus stealing in XFWM4?

Marshall Neill ramien43 at
Sat Jul 30 03:17:02 CEST 2016

On 07/29/2016 04:13 PM, Ambrose LI wrote:
> Hi,
> sorry for such a basic question, but I need some help in figuring out
> the correct way to stop focus stealing from happening in xfwm4. (I
> have 4.12.3 on my Ubuntu.)
> What I want is that no popup windows should *ever* interrupt typing
> (because that's dangerous). I have "Click to focus" selected in Window
> Manager and "Activate focus stealing prevention" selected in Window
> Manager Tweaks. Yet many popups (new browsers, tooltips from the
> network plugin, etc.) are still routinely stealing focus. What have I
> forgotten to do?
> Thanks very much in advance,
Under WIndow Manager Tweaks is the tab  Focus with a checkbox to 
activate focus stealing prevention.

Perhaps that could work.

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