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



On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 22:00 +0100, Uno Engborg wrote:
> Alan Cox skrev:
> > On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 02:52:37PM +0100, Larry tb wrote:
> >   
> >> When using shortcut ctrl shift N, to open a new shell, the new shell is 
> >> opened BEHIND the actual one.
> >> Is it a new fonction ?
> >> Not very useful is it ?
> >>     
> >
> > Its alleged to be a feature. It tries to open applications run from a shell 
> > behind the shell so that you keep having to bring them to the front. This
> > includes new shells, programs you really wanted to appear in front of it,
> > and so on. In theory it stops a new application from interfering with the
> > command line you are typing, but it is intentional.
> >
> >   
> There should really be some way to turn this off, e.g. in gconf
> 
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.

Jon


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