A quirk with xfwm4.

Alexandre Moreira alexandream at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 02:07:49 CEST 2006

Hello, everyone.

I've been in and out this list for quite some time now (since 4.0
betas) and this is the first time I think I have something to report
as a "bug" (although I am not really sure this is xfwm's fault).

Here is the thing:
I have a Gaim instance running configured to open message windows in a
tabbed window. In the two WM I divide my time with (metacity and
xfwm4) there is a different behavior and I, myself, think that
metacity's one is the right one.

Whenever I double click at the buddy list to open a new message
conversation window, in metacity it opens the new tab (ok... this is
Gaims responsability, so far no wm stuff) and gives the (pre existant)
window the focus (and rise it), so I can start typing right away.

The same procedure while running xfwm4 (as it came with ubuntu, same
behavior with the 4.4 beta1 and a friend of mine says it does the same
with the most recent svn version) gives me Gaim opening the tab in the
window (same thing... no wm stuff involved) but keeping the window to
the background.

I would like to know if this is the intended behavior... perhaps it
was Gaim's reponsability to set some kind of state flag so that we
give it the focus (and rise it) and xfwm4 has nothing to do with it...
or if its unexpected and should be fixed.

If you would like any more specific information (I can reproduce the
"bug" whenever I want, so I can shoot, movie it, whatever you like)
just give me some feedback.

Alexandre Moreira.

PS: This new release, overall, rules.

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