View Full Version : [SOLVED] Window stealing stealing

December 3rd, 2015, 09:13 AM
Hi there,

when i click on a link or open a new program, if there is an already running instace of that program in a different desktop, that instance will be moved to my current desktop and the new link opened inside it.

By example:
If i have firefox opened on desktop 1 and i click on a link in thunderbird on desktop 4, firefox will be moved to desktop 4 and the new link opened inside of it.
That's quite annoying.
I would like the new link to be opened inside the existing window only if it is one the same desktop i am in.

Is it possible?

Thank you

Bucky Ball
December 3rd, 2015, 09:18 AM
Probably, if you opened another instance of Firefox at the desktop you want to open the link on, then clicked the link. You could try it.

December 7th, 2015, 05:21 PM
No, a random instance of Firefox (the first I've opened?) is stolen anyway from the related desktop and moved to the desktop I've clicked the link on.

December 19th, 2015, 10:47 PM
For those reading in future, there is an option under XFCE settings -> Window Manager Tweaks -> Focus.

The options is called: "When a window requests focus".