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Old 08-20-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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When calling any program, focus does not go to that program

Whenever I call any program, focus does not go to that program. For an example, if I click on "Click here to find similar threads", the box comes up (the taskbar icon is flashing, waiting for me), but it doesn't come into focus til I press that taskbar button.

Its not only in firefox, it also happens if I call any other program. Like if I call up Synaptic, the icon flashes buyt is not in focus til i click it.

I'm sure its something simple, but where would i find that. I use Ubuntu Gutsy. 32bit. Generic.

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Old 08-21-2008, 12:30 PM   #2
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I had what sounds like a very similar problem once and solved it by changing the window focus stealing settings. This was in KDE. (Kcontrol > Windows Behaviour > Advanced > Focus stealing prevention). Since you say Ubuntu I'm guessing you're using Gnome, don't know where such a setting would be in Gnome.


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