[Bug 272171] Re: Firefox should not steal focus when told by another application to open a link

Chris Coulson chrisccoulson at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 24 20:34:00 UTC 2008


Mackenzie - I can't actually reproduce this bug at all on my machine.
For me, Firefox never steals focus when I click on links in Evolution,
regardless of which workspaces the two applications are on.

I'm not sure that this is a Firefox bug as opposed to a window manager
bug. This behaviour is actually configurable in Compiz (focus stealing
prevention) by changing the gconf key
"/apps/compiz/general/screen0/options/focus_prevention_level" to a value
of between 0 (Off) and 3 (Very High). A value of 0 means that windows
will always steal focus. A value of 3 means that windows will never
steal focus.

The default value is 1. With this setting, I can't get Firefox to steal
focus when clicking on a link in Evolution. If I set it to 0, then
Firefox always steals focus.

I don't think Metacity has an equivalent setting.

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Firefox should not steal focus when told by another application to open a link
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