Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116081
Cant remove focus from windows unless minimised
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
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Description of problem:
When clicking on the desktop active windows do not lose focus.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a window
2. Click on desktop
3. Note that window still has focus
Expected Results: Expect the window to lose focus and keyboard input
to be accepted by window manager
I have an rdesktop window open to one of my Win2k servers on one of my
When I flick between workspaces keybord focus shifts to the rdesktop
window - which stats to interpret key sequences. I used select the
desktop and keep "flicking" but am now forced to minimise the window.
Painful as i'm usually trying to keep an eye on a backup job or an
You could use mouse focus ('gconftool-2 --set
/apps/metacity/general/focus_mode --type string mouse'). Then moving
the mouse outside of any windows on the desktop would prevent those
windows from receiving keyboard input.
You could also open another window (which you don't care about), and
then click in it.
I'm doubtful the maintainers will want to make clicking the background
defocus a window as the background isn't normally seen as a window.
If so, I hope one of these workarounds will work for you...
The behavior I was expecting returned a week after I reported this.
(After my next apt-get update && apt-get upgrade)
"I'm doubtful the maintainers will want to make clicking the background
defocus a window as the background isn't normally seen as a window."
I disagree - the desktop should certainly be "focus-able" or how would
one select icons on the desktop?
This bug may have belonged to nautilus at the time.
This bug should be closed now.