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    Windows focus and raise behaviour don't stick, Ubuntu 12.10

    After upgrading to 12.10 the focus and raise behaviour accessed through ccsm does not stick through a reboot. I've noticed this on several of my machines. I un-check the "raise on click" box but it resets after reboot.

    I've been searching the forums but could not find any posts about this. Is there something I am missing? Is this not done through compiz any more?

    Help appreciated!
    Thanks

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    Re: Windows focus and raise behaviour don't stick, Ubuntu 12.10

    I'm having the exact same issue. Have you had any luck finding a solution?

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    Re: Windows focus and raise behaviour don't stick, Ubuntu 12.10

    No unfortunately not.
    I found this post on askubuntu:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/64605...-follows-mouse
    however it only deals with the focus behaviour of the mouse. But for the raise behaviour of windows non of the solutions work.
    I installed gconf-editor but the options shown in the post is no longer there for windows.
    Gnome-tweak-tools does not have options for raising windows.

    It is annoying. I will keep looking but it just seems gone for some reason.

    EDIT:
    I looked around a bit more on askubuntu and found this post:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/14957...in-gnome-3-4-1
    and the solution worked for me.
    The tool to use was dconf-editor (seemed installed by default on my machine) and go to
    org>gnome>desktop>wm>preferences
    There I could pick edit raise on click.
    (Weird note. The check-box, after a reboot, is reset but the behaviour I want is still ok.)
    Last edited by -Sparx-; November 22nd, 2012 at 10:55 PM. Reason: -Solution (not) found-

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    Angry Re: Windows focus and raise behaviour don't stick, Ubuntu 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by -Sparx- View Post
    After upgrading to 12.10 the focus and raise behaviour accessed through ccsm does not stick through a reboot.
    Actually most of my ccsm settings don't stick after a few reboots. I have exported them all, and need to reimport them up to 4 times in a row (yes, multiply import!!!) to get them back. In the file I have among many others

    Code:
    [core]
    
    s0_click_to_focus = false
    s0_raise_on_click = false
    This resolves my #1 hate-feature on Windows, and for years it's been a must-have on Linux! Just now I did a few reimports until it finally worked, and after just 5 minutes it stopped working again. The funny thing is, various settings break at different times. E.g. I configured many keybindings, usually the ones in Command dissappear first, whereas viewport navigation lasts a few days, and moving windows among viewports doesn't seem to have been broken before I decided to reimport my settings.

    I first adopted Unity in 12/04, and being able to set these things was the minimum that made me accept this environment. Now it's so broken, I don't know where to go next...

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    Re: Windows focus and raise behaviour don't stick, Ubuntu 12.10

    Hmmm... You are right. My solution have reset itself.
    I have been toying with the idea to install a Mint desktop environment just to try it out. However I kinda like Unity and have a bit of patience so I will hold on for a while and see if the solution presents itself, or if I could find anything else to try out. I am curious if we are a minority. I would have guessed that there would be a lot of affected users that got annoyed about this to get a quick fix.

    PS: What "file" are you talking about?

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    Re: Windows focus and raise behaviour don't stick, Ubuntu 12.10

    I have the same problem, but I've been setting/resetting the focus and window raise behavior with dconf-editor (although ccsm is installed on my machine). I'm running 12.10 Unity.

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    Re: Windows focus and raise behaviour don't stick, Ubuntu 12.10

    I've been having this problem on a new installation of 12.10

    The good news, assuming that it's the same thing, is that there is a bug filed for it and a fix released for 12.04. The bug says that they are working on a release for 12.10 as well

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...n/+bug/1071950

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    Re: Windows focus and raise behaviour don't stick, Ubuntu 12.10

    I never had the problem in 12.04.

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    Re: Windows focus and raise behaviour don't stick, Ubuntu 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by parminides View Post
    I never had the problem in 12.04.
    Me neither. I am running 12.04 at work and don't see the same issues. My two Ubuntu machines at home run 12.10 and both have the same issue. The reason I haven't updated at work is this issue as I need less disturbed work-flow there.

    About the filed bug. I didn't have gconf installed on my 12.10 machines at all (I think) before trying to solve the issue so I don't know why gconf settings would be involved at all.

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    Re: Windows focus and raise behaviour don't stick, Ubuntu 12.10

    Hi again,
    Just looked over the bug report on launchpad and it seems that this should be fixed. However, I still have this problem and was wondering why this may be. Any input on fixing it would be great.

    Thanks

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