Keeping focused to the same window no matter what happens

Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at
Mon Dec 26 09:40:41 UTC 2011

Den 25 december 2011 22:55 skrev Conny Enström <uncurbed at>:
> 2011-12-25 22:16, Johnny Rosenberg skrev:
>> 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
>> instead.
>> 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
>> ジョニー・ローゼンバーグ
> kanske detta/ Maybe this:

Maybe as a solution if nothing else works (nödlösning…), but I don't
want it minimized, I just want it keeping behind the current window
until I decide to use it.
A really nice thing would be if I could start different applications
on different virtual desktops, still keeping the focus at what I am
currently doing.

Actually I'm quite surprised that this isn't the standard behaviour as
default (keeping focus on what the user is currently doing), because
does really anyone want to be interrupted by a newly opened

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Johnny Rosenberg

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