Comment 4 for bug 366683

AndrĂ¡s Korn (kornandras) wrote :

FWIW, I think the configuration pertaining to new windows should include the following options:

 * don't raise, don't focus;
 * raise, but don't focus (currently missing);
 * raise and focus.

For completeness, "focus but don't raise" could be included, but I don't think it makes sense.

As things are now, the datetime applet is next to useless, because the calendar clicking it pops up is placed behind the other windows, so it's only visible if you minimise all other windows first (which is another annoyance caused by this bug/missing feature).

"Raise but don't focus" should be implemented so that even if the new window were to pop up under the mouse, it shouldn't get focus until the user actually moves the pointer.