Default Desktop Behavior

Uno Engborg uno at
Tue Mar 7 01:39:29 UTC 2006

Uno Engborg wrote:
> Todd Simi wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I didn't see a reply, so I thought I'd ask again.
>> Is their a way to change the desktop behavior that open new application
>> below the one with current focus?  If I'm in evolution and I click a
>> line in an email, I'd like the firefox window to open on top with focus.
>> Thanks
>> Todd
> I would have replied, the problem is that I can't really decide whats 
> best.
> A change like this really needs usability testing with real users to 
> evaluate.
> The problem with opening applications on top is that they may catch your
> typing, the disadvantage is that it generates an extra click to bring 
> the application
> to front.
> On the other hand I have never felt that applications open on top
> catching input ever have been a big problem, so perhaps it should have 
> been
> left unchanged. So I suggest you file a bug report.
> One way to avoid the problem would be to use the new deskbar applet to
> type in application names instead of using terminal windows.
> Regards
> Uno Engborg
I think I have made up my mind. This opening window behind is really 
At the very least this should be changeable in gconf.

Uno Engborg
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