Windows opening in background

Tristan Wibberley maihem at
Sun Jan 22 22:03:11 GMT 2006


There was a recent change regarding windows being opened behind the 
window you're working on. This has improved the behaviour of the desktop 
for most cases, but there is a case that has broken a bit. Is it 
possible/practical to recognise when a program's controlling terminal is 
a gnome-terminal that has been chosen to not be obscured, and instead 
freely obscure it, so programs like "mplayer -fs" do the expected thing 
and display in the foreground?

If not, could a second, fake, X display be used that X terminals will 
have in the environment of the processes they start, whereby the window 
manager puts them on top of that terminal?

Or something like that?

Tristan Wibberley

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