Default Desktop Behavior

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Tue Mar 7 14:37:19 UTC 2006

On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 06:32:10PM -0800, Nathanael D. Noblet wrote:
> Windows that I have requested, ie: starting an application, clicked on a
> link from within a window, opening on top is great. However windows that
> pop up of their own accord are NOT the right way to do things. I can't
> tell you how many times I've been coding and a messenger gaim window
> pops up because someone started a chat with me and my code goes into
> their window. However on the flip side, I have clicked on links within
> documents and the like that well I just forget about and partway through
> the day notice I have a browser or X/Y open and haven't looked at what I
> was interested in.

I agree completely.  Nothing is more annoying than a window stealing 
focus when you are typing your password, but any window I requested to 
open should take focus and be on top.

> Configurable default for both situations is in my opinion the best way
> to move forward.


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