Keeping focused to the same window no matter what happens

Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at
Sun Dec 25 21:16:15 UTC 2011

Is this possible? How?

Maybe I should try to explain what I'm actually asking for:

In all operating systems I've tried so far in my life (Windows 98-XP,
Ubuntu 7.04-11.10, Mandriva 2008.0-2009.0, Mint etc), there is one
thing that annoys me a lot. Let's say that I just started up the
operating system. Then I click a few icons to start a few applications
that I usually need for the things I use to do. It's generally a web
browser (Opera in my case), a spreadsheet application (LibreOffice
Calc for instance) and maybe something more. Of course one of the
applications, let's say Opera, are finished starting up before the
others and I start to work with it. A few seconds later another
application, let's say LibreOffice Calc, is ready to go. What happens
then is that what I was typing in Opera is typed into LibreOffice Calc

Is there some way to prevent this from happening? I am supposed to be
the one who decides which window should be in focus on my system, not
the operating system or any of the applications. Is there a setting
somewhere that I missed?

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg

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