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[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#483565: Bug#483565: xfwm4: No way to stop windows on other workspaces popping up in current workspace when they grab focus.

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 01:20:03PM +0000, Paul Martin wrote:
> If you're working in one workspace, and a window in another workspace 
> tries to grab focus, it transfers itself out of the workspace it's in to 
> the workspace you're in.
> For an example, try running iceweasel/firefox in one workspace, then 
> type in a terminal in another workspace: iceweasel http://www.debian.org/
> The iceweasel instance grabs focus, and transfers itself to your 
> current workspace. I've also seen this effect with audacity.
> "Activate focus stealing prevention" makes the rogue window transfer to 
> the back layer of the current workspace, rather than the front layer.

What you want is the "activate_action" hidden option.
See file:///usr/share/xfce4/doc/C/xfwm4.html#wm_advanced


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