[openbox] A-TAB strange behavior - Bug or feature?

Ben Jansens ben at orodu.net
Thu Nov 27 02:00:32 EST 2003

On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 09:56:01PM -0700, Aaron Kulbe wrote:
> Ben,
> I'm not sure if this is a bug, or not, so I thought I'd ask you directly.  
> I was looking at rc.xml to see how keybinding syntax is laid out, and I 
> found C-A-d, which is what I was wanting to do in the first place.  It was 
> in playing with this that I think I discovered a bug.  Once I did the 
> ToggleShowDesktop, all the windows minimized, like they were supposed to.  
> But when I did the NextWindow keystroke, rather than cycle through the 
> windows, as it should, it reversed the action of ToggleShowDesktop, and put 
> all the windows previously open back to their original location on the 
> desktop.
> What I expected to happen, was for the desktop to stay clear, and show the 
> windows I wanted with each successive A-Tab keystroke, then when I found 
> the one I wanted, and let go, it would open that window, and ONLY that 
> window.
> Was the behavior I experienced by design, or is that  a bug?

By design. Showing the desktop is a toggleable state, not a one-time thing.
So when you want to see windows again, you get to see them all. If you're
looking for "Iconify All", that's a different thing.

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