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Old 07-20-2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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Click on thunderbird email link does not switch over to new Firefox window

Hello Linux users,
I am running KDE 3.5 Hardy Ubuntu and have encounterd an odd window switch to new window view problem.
When I click to open a web link in any Thunderbird email it will open Firefox but it stays on the current Thunderbird window. I have to manually click the FF on the task bar to switch and view it. Maybe it's a focus issue....not sure what focus really means.
It also seems to do the same with other programs too.

I appreciate any help you can offer.
Chris Ricksen
Old 07-20-2010, 04:15 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ

You might take a look at this post.

Old 07-21-2010, 08:03 PM   #3
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fyi by turning off focus stealing in kcontrol from LOW to NONE fixed this problem

KControl -> Desktop -> Window Behavior -> Advanced Tab -> Focus staling prvention level: NONE

and I unchecked Hide utility windows for inactive applications (this uncheck part maybe unnecessary)

Thanks to all linux users who helped me!


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