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

Adam Gibson static at
Sun Mar 12 15:20:13 UTC 2006

Uno Engborg wrote:
> n0dalus wrote:
>> On 3/12/06, Jon Nettleton <jon.nettleton at> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I think that might lead to confusion when users are wondering why some
>> windows open in front, and others open behind. At least when they all
>> open behind it's consistent.
>> My two cents,
>> n0dalus.
> A solution to that would be to open all windows in front, but not 
> transfer focus to the
> front window if  there still was keyboard activity in the terminal.

This alone would be a great solution to me.  That way you can click on 
the window if you already have the mouse in hand.

This happens to me a lot when launching mplayer from the console.

> When the keyboard activity stops, for a second or so, transfer focus 
> automatically to the new window.
> Regards
> Uno Engborg

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