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    Question Prevent newly opened apps to steal the focus

    Hi

    I have been using Ubuntu since a while now. But I am always pestered with this issue wherein if I open a new application, the focus shifts to that app
    I am using Ubuntu 14.04 now with Unity and NOT using multiple desktops/workspaces.

    Is there any way to prevent it ?
    I just want the new apps to open in the background and continue with all the initializations etc. I will switch to them only when I want to
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    Re: Prevent newly opened apps to steal the focus

    I don't use unity, but with openbox, there is a setting to control exactly this. http://openbox.org/wiki/Configuration

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    Re: Prevent newly opened apps to steal the focus

    The file manager in Xubuntu, Thunar, also has this capability, with a single checkbox to control it.
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    Re: Prevent newly opened apps to steal the focus

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFu View Post
    I don't use unity, but with openbox, there is a setting to control exactly this. http://openbox.org/wiki/Configuration
    Just to expand on that, rc.xml or its equivalent has this near the top of the file:
    Code:
      <focus>
        <focusNew>yes</focusNew>
        <!-- always try to focus new windows when they appear. other rules do
           apply -->
        <followMouse>no</followMouse>
        <!-- move focus to a window when you move the mouse into it -->
        <focusLast>yes</focusLast>
        <!-- focus the last used window when changing desktops, instead of the one
           under the mouse pointer. when followMouse is enabled -->
        <underMouse>no</underMouse>
        <!-- move focus under the mouse, even when the mouse is not moving -->
        <focusDelay>200</focusDelay>
        <!-- when followMouse is enabled, the mouse must be inside the window for
           this many milliseconds (1000 = 1 sec) before moving focus to it -->
        <raiseOnFocus>no</raiseOnFocus>
        <!-- when followMouse is enabled, and a window is given focus by moving the
           mouse into it, also raise the window -->
      </focus>
    You can also set application-specific focus rules in the last section of rc.xml.

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    Re: Prevent newly opened apps to steal the focus

    Found an option in Compiz manager -> General options -> Focus and raise behaviour

    Changed the 'Focus prevention level' from "Low" to "Normal" and it seems to have worked
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