Focus stealing stuff...

Erik Harrison erikharrison at
Thu Dec 7 23:33:55 CET 2006

On 12/7/06, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at> wrote:
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> Harold Aling wrote:
> > Yeah, I kinda knew that already, but since there were some focus
> > stealing prevention updates, I thought I'd mention it...
> >
> > PS: The 'panel' entry of the settings manager pops under the settings
> > manager... (shutting up now;-)
> Yeah, I can see that. Why, oh why, does that dialog use TYPE_UTILITY?

Perhaps a left over from when the Add Items dialog and this dialog
were the same window?

> - From the WM-spec:
> _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_UTILITY indicates a small persistent utility window,
> such as a palette or toolbox. It is distinct from type TOOLBAR because
> it does not correspond to a toolbar torn off from the main application.
> It's distinct from type DIALOG because it isn't a transient dialog, the
> user will probably keep it open while they're working. Windows of this
> type may set the WM_TRANSIENT_FOR hint indicating the main application
> window.
> xfwm4, like metacity and kwin, do *not* focus windows of type utility by
> default. As it's not focues, it's not raised either, so it shows
> underneath. I'll fix that in the panel code.
> Cheers,
> Olivier.
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