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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.
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
The window you wanted to type in has covered the window you wanted to still be able to see, thus ruining your afternoon.
An xfwm4 option to prevent auto-raise!
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.
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.
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