Default Desktop Behavior
tsimi at speakeasy.net
Tue Mar 7 07:11:15 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.
Configurable would be great. Maybe set a system default, and then be
able to over ride the default with a list. Like adding users to the
> Uno Engborg
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