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Old 11-13-2008, 03:19 PM   #1
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Windows open behind others

Debian Gnome 64 bit

How do I make things open in front of existing windows rather than behind?

I have never seen this before and it is frustrating.

Can't find anything appropriate in gconf-editor.
Old 11-13-2008, 03:44 PM   #2
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You need to look at your focus stealing configuration settings.

While I agree that windows opening behind the window you are working in is annoying, IMO it is more annoying when the window opens in front, steals focus, and stops your work - causing you to immediately grabe for the mouse and rearrange the windows to get you back to where you were.

I guess you can't win; it has to be one way or the other. On my system (KDE), the window opens in back (as I have set it) and the icon in the taskbar starts flashing to get my attention.
Old 11-13-2008, 04:35 PM   #3
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Fair enough.

But how do I change it in Gnome?


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