[xmonad] Re: darcs patch: _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW moves windows if necessary

Joachim Breitner mail at joachim-breitner.de
Wed Apr 2 13:00:44 EDT 2008


Am Mittwoch, den 02.04.2008, 10:25 -0600 schrieb Justin Bogner:
> Joachim Breitner wrote:
> > Wed Apr  2 16:38:11 CEST 2008  Joachim Breitner <mail-to47D2EaAWk1CdkroaAfqBvVK+yQ3ZXh at public.gmane.org>
> >   * _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW moves windows if necessary
> >   This makes EWMH behave a bit more like metacity: If _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW is
> >   received and the window is not on the current worspace, it is brought here 
> >   (instead of the workspace switched to the other one). So for example, if you
> >   click on the pidgin icon in the panel and the buddy list is already open some
> >   where it is moved here.
> I much prefer the old behaviour. Is it possible to make it configurable 
> or something? Going to the window of interest makes more sense than it 
> coming to you if it's already placed, since you already put it where you 
> want it...

It might be made configurable, but not without considerable bloat. What
is your actual use case, i.e., what window are you activating with what

I know that the behavior is debateable (and it should be debated), but
the old behavior was unintentional and the the default (until we have
dicussed something better) should match the behavior of other window

Do other xmonad users have an opinion on that?


Joachim Breitner
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