window cycling problem

Philip Rodrigues philip.rodrigues at
Sun May 21 22:17:05 BST 2006

Dani Barna wrote:

> Hello
> I am using kde which was shipped with Ubuntu-5.10. My problem is the
> following: if there are two windows (A and B), which are overlapping, and
> there is a third window (C), which does not overlap with any of A and B,
> and the mouse pointer is in the overlapping region of A and B, then - when
> cycling with Alt+Tab - the window C never gets the focus.
> Is this a known problem? Any suggestions?

> I also do not like the way kde cycles windows. If a new window is
> focused+raised due to Alt+Tab, the previously focused window goes to the
> background (below all other windows). Is it possible to change this
> behaviour such that only the newly focused window is raised, and no other
> windows change their depth?

It sounds like you have one of the "focus follows mouse"-type modes enabled,
but perhaps what you want is actually "click to focus"? You can select it
in control center->desktop->window behaviour->focus->policy.

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