A quirk with xfwm4.

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Tue Jun 13 18:51:08 CEST 2006

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On 6/11/2006 5:07 PM, Alexandre Moreira wrote:

> 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've noticed this as well, and it's quite annoying.  Do you have xfwm4's
focus stealing prevention enabled?  (You can check in the WM Tweaks
settings panel.)  That could be the cause of the problem.  I know I do,
but I haven't tried disabling it to see if the problem goes away.

It gives focus for me if I don't already have a window open (i.e.,
double clicking someone in the list opens a new conversation window),
but not if I already have a convo window open.  Though I was pretty sure
the window got raised to the top of the stack; it just didn't get focused.


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