Keeping focused to the same window no matter what happens

Koh Choon Lin 2choonlin at
Mon Dec 26 12:01:19 UTC 2011


> 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.

One way is to keep the software "on top" and the other way is to make
the window focus on where the mouse cursor is.

These two functions are not available in Microsoft Windows.

Koh Choon Lin

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