FC2 Desktop wishlist: fix metacity focus bug: 115072

Trae McCombs occy at occy.net
Thu Dec 11 20:30:54 UTC 2003

On Thu, 2003-12-11 at 15:19, Garrett LeSage wrote:
> >>>
> >>>http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=115072
> >>>      

> We simply cannot consult everyone nor should we take into account 
> everyone's opinion.  If we did that, the the desktop would contain every 
> feature available in a clunky interface and would lack consistency.  I 
> don't think that's the right way to go.

Fair enough.  I do understand this in a lot of cases.  I realize what
you guys at Redhat are trying to do is very hard, and if every single
joe blow wanted to put in thier 2 pennies, nothing would get done.

Rob Adams has posted a request to remove the bug fix for now, and
possibly have the X developers fix this.  I would concur with his
thinking.  Please read the above bugzilla URL for more details.

My whole thinking on this is that, a developer, in a big project like
GNOME, shouldn't be able to fix bugs that cause known and working
features to stop working.

> (Having input from the community _is_ valuable though; don't take the 
> above paragraph out of context. *smile*)
> That being said, having sloppy focus with a click to raise a window is 
> something I'd like too, as long as the click is passed through.  I get 
> around it by having autoraise turned on, but it's still annoying at 
> times, especially in the GIMP (which is the reason why I'm using 
> autoraise in the first place).
> When you interact with a window, you expect it to react.  I've closed 
> the wrong window in the GIMP several times due to focus not being passed 
> correctly, including various docks which I cannot get back the way I 
> want without reconfiguring for several minutes.  Other times it's a 
> document I was working on that I would have to reopen.  It's highly 
> annoying, especially since Metacity (at one point in time) did the right 
> thing.

Right bud...  Thanks for vocalizing something I in an illustrative way I
could not.  It's hard to put these U.I. interaction things into positive
words when it doesn't work the way you want.

> Garrett
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