focus issue lost and cannot regain under wxGTK 2.8

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at
Wed Jan 25 21:12:27 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 11:08 PM, Ioannis Vranos
<ioannis.vranos at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 7:02 PM, Bill Pollifrone
> <bpollifrone at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am a developer on a project that uses a full screen wxpython 2.8 GTK
>> application in a kiosk manner on Ubuntu 10.04LTS. So, the window has
>> no title bar, menu or borders and takes up the entire screen and is
>> always on top. The mouse pointer cursor is made to be invisible
>> (wx.CURSOR_BLANK) so that it is not visible when a user interacts with
>> the touchscreen hardware.
>> Occasionally, another program window may pop-up. I have a theory that
>> it may be the update-notifier, but don't have concrete proof of that.
>> The problem I'm experiencing is that while my application remains on
>> top, it has the focus lost by the pop-up window and then cannot gain
>> the focus even by clicking on the visible window.  If I change to
>> standard window style like a desktop application I have seem to be
>> able to get the focus back easily, however I've not done extensive
>> testing in this manner. My  question is if anyone has experienced
>> this, and is it caused by the setup of the application components in
>> this manner or can recommend a mailing list that would deal with this
>> sort of issue.
> <>
>> Thanks for any input,
> Have you tried disabling the automatic updates notification in Ubuntu?
> One way to do this, is in Updates Manager to click Settings, and then
> go to Updates tab.

Another approach, I would prefer more myself, is creating and using a
separate Standard User account. This has not any update notifications,
and is more secure too.

Ioannis Vranos

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