prevent raising windows?

hw hw at
Fri Sep 20 21:24:11 BST 2019

On Friday, September 20, 2019 9:58:08 PM CEST hello at wrote:
> On Friday, 20 September 2019 21.25.50 CEST hw wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > how can I prevent windows from raising above other windows when such
> > windows bring up dialog boxes while such windows are partly below other
> > windows?  I don't want to have windows covered by unrelated windows just
> > because the other window has brought up a dialog box.
> Is "Focus stealing prevention" helping?
> Settings > Window Management > Window Behavior > Focus

The option is grayed out.  I have what they call "Focus Under Mouse", which is 
like "FocusFollowsMouse" as fvwm has.  It's one of the things a GUI is not 
usable without with.

> Idk, i've mine on "None". But it doesn't eg. switch to a "urgent" window on
> another desktop, what i'd like it would do.

Are you sure?  I never want that because it would interrupt me, and it's even 
likely some undesirable operation will be caused through this, like when a 
window receives keystrokes not meant for it.

The only one to switch focus and the stacking order has to be the user ...  I 
even seem to remember there was some option to change it, but there are so 
many options it takes a while to figure it all out.

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