User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20070706 Firefox/126.96.36.199
If I have firefox partially occluded by a terminal, I am able to hit
'/' to start a quick search in firefox (without raising firefox).
I then place a terminal (or other window) over firefox.
After a timeout, the UI automatically closes, and at this point,
the Firefox window is automatically raised to the top.
My window manager settings are:
YES Focus follows mouse
NO new window focus
NO raise on focus
NO raise on click
YES Snap windows to screen border
YES Snap windows to other windows
NO wrap workspaces on screen edge
NO wrap workspaces
YES Display contents of windows when resizing
YES Display content of windows when moving
Double Click - Shade Window
Window Manager Tweaks:
YES/NO Activate focus stealing prevention (happens with either)
YES/NO Honor the standard ICCCM focus hint (happens with either)
NO Raise windows when any mouse button is pressed
YES Hide frame of windows when maximized
NO Restore original size of maximized windows
NO Use edge resistance
I've tried this using Firefox 1.5, Firefox 2.0. I have experienced
this under both Ubuntu and Gentoo.
I have also tried to reproduce this under Metacity and couldn't. Metacity behaves differently.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open firefox
2. Open a terminal
3. In the firefox window, hit the '/' key to start a quick find (the
UI should open at the bottom).
4. Raise the terminal (so that it covers the firefox window)
5. Wait about 10 seconds (until the quick-find UI closes)
When the quick-find UI closes, the firefox window raises itself.
I would expect the firefox window would remain at its current level.
There are other times when firefox is auto-raising (I believe when it completes loading a very large page).
I don't actually notice any other applications doing this, but then again, I don't use a lot of other applications (other than a terminal). I've looked through my firefox about:confix and don't see anything that might be causing this behaviour. I haven't tested with any other window managers other than metacity.
This was occurring before I updated to 4.4.1 (I was running 4.4.0 before).
well I tried with metacity and it does the same here (version 2.18.5 with fc7)#
BTW, it's firefox raising its own window, it's not the window manager.
xfwm4 can do its best to prevent this if you enable focus stealing prevention. BTW, it's not an xfwm4 but, it's firefox.