Trash, window-raising behaviour?

Radomir Dopieralski xubuntu at
Wed Feb 20 08:42:06 UTC 2008

Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:07:23AM +0100: 
> Is there a way to, in Thunar, make the application forget
> about .Trash/ and directly delete files whenever I select "delete" in a
> Thunar window?

Yes, you can hold down the shift key while deleting the file, then it will
be deleted immediately and completely. For more details see the trash
specification at, it might be possible to configure
it to do it automatically for some disks.
> However, as soon as I click on a link in a mail, the URL is not just
> opened in a new tab in Firefox, but my browser also is brought to the
> front, focused (fine) and moved to desk 1 (not so fine).

I had this problem too, but I knew there is a solution. After a lot of
searching and asking around I was directed to the xfce documentation that
is hidden in non-standard /usr/share/xfce4/doc/C, and there you can read:

> Some hidden options allow you to customize xfwm4 behaviour. They have to
> be added by hand to your ~/.config/xfce4/xfwm4/xfwm4rc file. You may have
> to create this file.
> activate_action=bring|switch|none
> How the window manager must react when a window raises itself. When set to
> "bring", the window manager to bring the window on the current workspace,
> "switch" will switch to the window's workspace, and "none" will simply do
> nothing but set the "demand attention" flag on the window.

Radomir `The Sheep' Dopieralski <>
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