the windows list - the focus policy

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Sat Aug 2 10:29:17 BST 2008

On Saturday 02 August 2008, Pol wrote:
> Pol wrote:
> > alt-tab  let me switch through the windows but it does not show the
> > windows list any more,
> >
> > Any ideas about what's happened?
> I have found the answer myself: focus policy must be set to 'focus follow
> mouse' the alt-tab to show the windows list; the 'focus under mouse' and
> the 'focus strictly under mouse' setting do not allow the window list to be
> dispalyed.
> Is that a bug or a wanted feature?

Sounds like a bug, the window of the task switcher should never be behind any 
other window since it is directly associated with the most current user 


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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