Firefox does not take focus when clicking on a link from another program

Bug #720102 reported by Fabio Marconi on 2011-02-16
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

Steps to reproduce in Natty running Unity:
-open Firefox maximized
-open Evolution maximized
-click on a link.
-The linked page is loaded in Firefox, but it remain under Evolution, to see it we have to minimize Evolution.
-If instead firefox is minimized, then it rightly appear over Evolution.
-When i click on a mail link the browser is showed.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: firefox 4.0~b11+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-3.30-generic 2.6.38-rc4
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-3-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: da0a9053457cd51534683f0d3b1afbb3
CheckboxSystem: 4ed15c40009aa6f7770f606350a390a2
Date: Wed Feb 16 15:38:23 2011
 firefox 4.0~b11+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu2
 adobe-flashplugin N/A
 icedtea-plugin 1.0~20110122-0ubuntu1
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
SourcePackage: firefox

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :
affects: firefox (Ubuntu) → compiz (Ubuntu)
Travis Watkins (amaranth) wrote :

This is by design (and the way metacity works as well) but I'll leave it open as wishlist for now because a lot of people seem to want to this change somehow.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - Firefox don't appear automatically
+ Firefox does not take focus when clicking on a link from another program

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