Bug 62335 - Need way to prevent new windows from grabbing focus
Summary: Need way to prevent new windows from grabbing focus
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase   
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Version: 9
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Petr Rockai
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-03-29 20:02 UTC by Rob Hughes
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-15 14:36:34 UTC
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Description Rob Hughes 2002-03-29 20:02:10 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.0 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020314

Description of problem:
There needs to be a global setting somewhere in the UI that prevents new windows
from grabbing the focus.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Do some work
2.Hit enter at the wrong time
3.Cancel or launch something you really didn't want to

Actual Results:  Bad things

Expected Results:  Good things

Additional info:

This may turn out to be a political issue, but about the only thing I actually
like from the win2k/xp UI is the ability to tell it not to allow new windows to
grab focus. Since I seldom only do one thing at a time on any of my boxes,
having new windows popping up and grabbing focus causes more problems than I can
count, since it invariably happens right as I'm hitting enter. Then I have to
dig through log to try to figure out what I just cancelled, launched, whatever.
It comes down to, linux is supposed to be a great multi-tasking environment, but
this kind of kills it since its hard to run more than on app on the desktop at
at time due to the above issue.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-03-31 17:07:50 UTC
Assigning to sawfish.

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-03-31 20:44:41 UTC
Sawfish has this feature, it's in the preferences somewhere. It's called "focus
new windows on map" or something. Let us know if that resolves the issue.

Comment 3 Rob Hughes 2002-04-01 00:38:56 UTC
I don't use gnome as a desktop, so is there something like this for KDE? If not,
is it possible to pass this on the KDE team. If there is, its hidden well since
as far as I can ascertain, I've examined all the options available.

Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2002-04-01 00:44:04 UTC
Ah, you need a kwin feature then. Moving.

Comment 5 Rob Hughes 2002-04-01 03:26:44 UTC
Ahhh...thanks. The gnome options do provide the desired functionality, so I
guess this can be re-prhrased as "can we get this in KDE as well?".

Comment 6 Petr Rockai 2005-02-15 14:36:34 UTC
KWin 3.3 (present in fedora core 3) implements focus stealing prevention. 

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