[openbox] Openbox 3.4.2 gnuplot steal focus problem

Dana Jansens danakj at orodu.net
Thu Jun 21 16:08:06 EDT 2007

The reason is that the gnuplot window is raising itself. Openbox
inteprets that as it wanting attention and gives it focus.  This was
originally designed to help with weird programs like Firefox, but has
been causing some problems elsewhere, such as was just mentioned in
Pidgin as well.  I think we'll just toss the idea in the next release,
and gnuplot will stop grabbing focus, and only raise itself.

On 6/15/07, Sirirat Traiviratana <straivir at ucsd.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using gnome/openbox session in ubuntu with openbox 3.4.2. and
> twinview(dual monitors).
> I use gnuplot a lot for my research work.
> The problem is:
> 1) I open a terminal and launch gnuplot
> 2) plot something then the graphic window pops up (also steal focus
> from terminal(terminal is maximize on left monitor gnuplot graphic
> window shows up on right monitor))
> 3) I maximize the gnuplot graphic window on the right monitor
> 4) I alt-tab to go back to terminal where I can modify my gnuplot command
> 5) I replot and the graphic window steal focus again
> 6) I alt-tab to go back to terminal and replot and the graphic window
> steal focus again
> Well, 5) and 6) don't happen when I use gnome/metacity. The graphic
> window only steal focus once. When I alt-tab back to terminal, I can
> replot again and again without losing focus from terminal window.
> Is there a work around for this case?
> One time focus stealing is acceptable.
> Best regards,
> Sirirat
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