[openbox] I have a problem with focus not given to new lunched windows.
mark.bl at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 17:55:47 EDT 2010
I just would like to add that is seems that a new window is given focus only
if I'm not inside an application.
for example: if I'm on desktop 1 ,no application running on that desktop,
and try to open an application on desktop 3, it gives focus to the new
if I'm on desktop 1 inside firefox ( for example ) and try to open an
application on desktop 3 it doesn't give that application focus.
is that a feature or a bug ? if a feature can I change it ?
On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 12:41 AM, Mark Bloch <mark.bl at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thx for the tip, I've gone ahead and installed openbox from the git repo.
> It seems to work but not very reliably, in fact it works only with one
> program ( lilyterm , and even with that, not always ) but not with :
> mousepad, firefox, geany or chrome .
> is there any log files or anything I can look into in order to find out why
> it's not working?
> - Mark .
> On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 11:21 PM, Dana Jansens <dana at orodu.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 5:22 AM, Mark Bloch <mark.bl at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > I have a problem with my openbox configuration.
>> > I have these options in my rc.xml file:
>> > <focusNew>yes</focusNew>
>> > and I have this keybind:
>> > <keybind key="C-l">
>> > <keybind key="f">
>> > <action name="Execute">
>> > <command>firefox-bin</command>
>> > </action>
>> > </keybind>
>> > </keybind>
>> > under <applications> I have:
>> > <focus>yes</focus>
>> > and this:
>> > <application
>> > name="firefox*"><desktop>1</desktop><raise>yes</raise></application>
>> > .
>> > Everything works fine, when I press the keybind combo, firefox is
>> lunched on
>> > desktop #1, the problem is, it doesn't get focus!
>> > I have to switch manually to desktop #1.
>> > I want it to get focus when it's lunched, is there something I'm
>> This was brought up in the past on here, or on IRC. The <focus> flag
>> will cause openbox to move to the application's desktop in our git
>> version. In 3.4.x it doesn't do this.
>> - Dana
>> > Thanks for the help,
>> > Mark Bloch.
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