Popup Windows cause active Desktop to switch

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Fri Jan 30 18:31:52 GMT 2004


Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Friday 30 January 2004 12:32, Malte Sch√ľnemann wrote:
> 
>>I am running KDE version 3.1.4 . When working in one of my Desktops
>>(defined 6) and a popup comes up in another desktop, the focus is set to
>>this new window causing the active Desktop to switch to the new one.
>>
>>Things like this happen e.g. during YOU, RealPlayer (when connection is
>>lost) and other incidents.
>>
>>This is very annoying as it interupts current work. How can I avoid this
>>behaviour ?
> 
> 
> Unfortunately you can't do anything than wait for KDE3.2 or using a different 
> window manager than KWin.
> KWin of 3.2 will have some improvments for this "focus stealing" problem.

Unfortunately, these "improvements" make using The GIMP a real pain.

Is there any way to turn it off?

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JRT
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