Rox doesn't get the focus

Andre Lerche a.lerche at
Mon May 17 23:00:49 CEST 2004

Hi Olivier,

On Mon, 17.05.2004 at 10:20 PM, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> Andre,
> How do you run Rox? From a terminal?

>From a terminal or via shortcut it doesn't matter.

> I bet you're using gtk+-2.4.1.


> is used to avoid focus stealing (like you are typing a message and a
> gaim windows popup and steals the focus). xfwm4 (from CVS HEAD) now also
> supports this.

Ok, how can I disable it ;-)

> So if you type "rox" from a terminal, there is a good chance that this
> mechanism will prevent the new window to be focused because you are
> typing.
> Rox does stay in the background, and when you type rox, you just tell
> the process ROX-Filer to map antoher window, which is fairly quick and
> can occued almost instantly.

> happens with xfce-mcs-manager which also runs in the bacground. Try
> typing "xfce-setting-show ui" from a terminal and you should see the
> same behaviour.

No, the settings manager has the focus, Rox is the only app with this
behaviour so far, and this is really annoying cause I often close the
wrong window if I started Rox by mistake.

> Cheers,
> Olivier.


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