shortcut to new shell opened behind the first one ....

Jon Nettleton jon.nettleton at
Sat Mar 11 16:19:16 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 22:00 +0100, Uno Engborg wrote:
> Alan Cox skrev:
> > On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 02:52:37PM +0100, Larry tb wrote:
> >   
> >> When using shortcut ctrl shift N, to open a new shell, the new shell is 
> >> opened BEHIND the actual one.
> >> Is it a new fonction ?
> >> Not very useful is it ?
> >>     
> >
> > Its alleged to be a feature. It tries to open applications run from a shell 
> > behind the shell so that you keep having to bring them to the front. This
> > includes new shells, programs you really wanted to appear in front of it,
> > and so on. In theory it stops a new application from interfering with the
> > command line you are typing, but it is intentional.
> >
> >   
> There should really be some way to turn this off, e.g. in gconf
Wouldn't the ideal behavior be, if keyboard events are being captured
then the window is being drawn to the back, else draw it in the
foreground?  This should give us a balance of security and convenience
without having another gconf setting to turn on or off.


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