A quirk with xfwm4.

Alexander Toresson alexander.toresson at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 17:38:18 CEST 2006

On 6/12/06, Alexandre Moreira <alexandream at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Alexandre Moreira.
> PS: This new release, overall, rules.

Works for me: when I double-click a user to open a new tab, the
conversation window is both risen and focused. What version of gaim is

Regards, Alexander Toresson

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