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[Bug 782758] Re: Liferea opens other windows in the foreground and loses focus - regression from Gnome 2/3


I am not sure I'm experiencing the exact same bug, but might be, because
I see the same behavior.

When opening a link from Liferea, Thunderbird, Tomboy (tested, but possibly all apps are affected which open links in Firefox),  the Firefox window goes to foreground and steals the focus.

This problem only appears when the app used to open the link is on the same Workspace as Firefox. When they are on separate Workspaces, Firefox stays in the background.

I know I noticed the problem after I upgraded to 12.04. It's possible that it started there or with a subsequent particular new version in Firefox's fast release cycle.
For several years before it had worked the way I wanted even after the switch to Unity (i.e., Firefox stayed in background), but it's entirely possible that I had Firefox on a different Workspace all this time - I did change some of my work habits after getting used to Unity.

I like to have apps I'm currently interested in on the same Workspace. Unity encourages this because Alt+Tab only affects windows on the same Workspace; else you need to use the awkward and little familiar Ctrl+Alt+Tab.
But if I do this, the focus switch is annoying because I like to scan the RSS feeds in, e.g., Liferea to open whatever catches my interest, but I'll read the actual web pages later, after I'm done with Liferea. The current behavior forces me to switch back to Liferea all the time.

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  Liferea opens other windows in the foreground and loses focus -
  regression from Gnome 2/3

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