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request option to disable auto-raise on window cycle


Description David Oostdyk 2007-07-26 05:36:21 CEST
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I think it would be useful to add an option to disable auto-raise on window cycle (alt+tab).  Usually when I cycle windows it is simply to change the keyboard focus, and auto-raise often covers other windows which I specifically don't want covered by the newly focused window.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  open two windows and overlap them so one mostly covers the other
2.  focus on the raised window
3.  pretend you want to type on lower window while still seeing upper window...
4.  press alt+tab, or whatever you use to cycle windows

Actual Results:  
The window you wanted to type in has covered the window you wanted to still be able to see, thus ruining your afternoon.

Expected Results:  
An xfwm4 option to prevent auto-raise!
Comment 1 David Oostdyk 2012-06-26 09:05:12 CEST
Created attachment 4524 
patch to achieve desired cycle_no_raise

This patch achieves the desired effect.  When cycle_no_raise is set, cycling windows _only_ changes focus.  This feature is most useful when combined with key bindings to either raise or lower a window manually.
Comment 2 David Oostdyk 2012-06-26 09:10:44 CEST
Hopefully this patch can make it upstream.  I find that without this patch I'm constantly changing focus with the _mouse_ when I'd prefer to just use the keyboard, all because the keyboard cycle() messes up my window stacking by raising the focused window.  Focus follows mouse (without raise-on-focus) is really useful, but it would be nice to have the same ability from the keyboard.
Comment 3 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-29 11:38:11 CEST
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Bug #3416

Reported by:
David Oostdyk
Reported on: 2007-07-26
Last modified on: 2020-05-29


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