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



John Summerfied wrote:
Uno Engborg wrote:
Larry tb skrev:

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 ?


Every new window is opened behind the shell. Try to type open sabayon, by typing the command from a shell, and you will find that the sabayon window is completely covered by the shell from which it was opened. In fact it made me think sabayon was broken
as nothing seamed to happen.

I think that they did it this way to prevent opening windows from grabbing the user input, something that could be serious if the user is typing a password. However that situation is very rare and I think this should be regarded as a bug.

With the old behaviour it's disturbingly common for a dialogue to pop up and steal keystrokes. It's perfectly possible for a dialogue to be dismissed (by the user pressing the space-bar) before it's read - that has happened to me, and depending on the dialogue perhaps to result in other wrong actions.

KDE has been doing this for years, and once I became accustomed to it, I think I've only found it inconvenient once or twice. The time I can remember is running tsclient on FC3 to run a remote desktop to a Windows box; when the session ends, the tsclient login dialogue pops up and is disabled by a (meaningless) modal error dialogue behind it.
No, KDE is not doing this. E.g try type sabayon from a gnome-terminal managed by metacity and typing sabayon in a ktermial running in Kwin. In the Gnome case the entire sabayon window is totally covered by the gnome-terminal in the Gnome/metacity case. In KDE the sabayon window opens on top.

To make it even worse, if you are not root, in gnome will pop up a login dialog on top of your gnome terminal, totally making the "open behind thing" totally moot in this case.

Regards
Uno Engborg







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