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Sunday, July 27th 2008, 12:43am

I want absolute total unequivocal prevention of focus stealing

I've set it to "extreme" and that is not good enough. Since extreme is not strong enough to prevent it, then you need another setting higher than extreme. If I am typing into one application, I want is so that it is utterly, completely, totally, absolutely *IM*possible for my keystrokes to get redirected to another program, where it is certain to be misinterpreted. "focus stealing" is a brain damaged concept. Thank you. :(


Sunday, July 27th 2008, 12:46am

I don't see a question. Please, calm down. If you describe your problem we maybe can find a solution, since i have no problem here with focus stealing, and i even didn't changed the default. Everything gets typed where it should be.
So please rephrase to a question.
Useful information would be:
which programs are affected?
which version of kde are you using?


Sunday, July 27th 2008, 1:03am

"emacs", for one. It is not really like there is a question to ask. I probably should go figure out how to file a bug report, but it'll probably just sit around anyway. I use cscope in an xterm window and trigger views in a separate emacs session. I am simply not enjoying having to move the mouse back to the cscope window and refocusing. It is true that emacs should not be telling KDE "gimme the mouse", but when focus stealing is set to extreme prevention, I would expect KDE to not honor the request. So, consider this a "request for enhancement": when I say, "disable focus stealing" then have KDE honor that, and disregard any "gimme focus" requests from applications. Thank you.


Sunday, July 27th 2008, 1:09am

Oh, another application: Thunderbird likes to yank me away from my current desktop over to the one where T-Bird is running, just for the purpose of letting me know that there is an unusual character in an email I am composing. Stealing focus is extremely bad to have happen at all. To actually yank me away from my current desk top is even worse.


Sunday, July 27th 2008, 1:30am

I get your point, that's right. i searched for something like that and i found a rather old wishlist(??) item, that should get it.(bug 80897). Maybe you can give some more input on that, to fresh it up.

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