Keeping focused to the same window no matter what happens
dotancohen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 21:54:27 UTC 2011
2011/12/25 Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at gmail.com>:
> 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
In KDE you can set the "stealabilty" (or some other word, I forget
exactly) of windows, at the highest/lowest setting nothing can steal
focus from the current window. You can also set stealability rules for
Also in KDE you can set any window as "always on top". I have added a
window chrome button for this, and also a keyboard shortcut.
In short, I am bothered by this "feature" of stealing window focus as
much as you are, and KDE gives me two or three ways to handle it.
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