Bug 6998 - Compiz: Should not let windows steal focus.
Summary: Compiz: Should not let windows steal focus.
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: App/compiz (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high enhancement
Assignee: David Reveman
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-05-22 23:57 UTC by Bjørn Haagensen
Modified: 2007-08-17 00:14 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Bjørn Haagensen 2006-05-22 23:57:58 UTC
Focus behavior is a difficult topic, I'm aware. I just think that letting
windows steal focus is to say the least: a questionable feature. 

One of my favorite arguments against is the one where you're about to type in
your pw to start an ssh-session, while at the same time you receive a message on
icq using gaim. Gaim windows gets focus and and if you dont't notice that,
you're pw ends up being sent to whoever wrote you on icq. A thing which should
not be possible due to automatic behavior.
Comment 1 Daniel Stone 2007-02-27 01:32:08 UTC
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys.  Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
Comment 2 Danny Baumann 2007-08-17 00:14:40 UTC
Compiz HEAD now has a focus stealing prevention match that allows to configure which windows should not steal focus.

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