26 Apr 2005 nyo   » (Journeyer)

One more thing I hate. :) It's metacity 2.10 focus stealing prevention feature. No, really, it's a nice feature. But it doesn't work. Really. As svu said, there's one more victory of "Usability" against the common sense. And the worst thing that it can't be turned off (at least w/o recompilation). What happened? Is it really hard to add a GConf setting? Here's an example. I'm using Seahorse (GPG key manager) and it's seahorse-agent. When I try to send a signed message with Evolution, the seahorse-agent dialog shows up BELOW message window. As Evolution waits while its work finishes, the UI freezes. That's all, folks. (c) Looks like the program halted. I click the close button and the click "Yes" to the "Kill the prog?" dialog. Try again... The same. WTF? Oh, ah, I only should minimize/rollup the message window (Alt+Tab doesn't show dialogs now, nice!). But how should I know that? I'm not using the fucking "Window List" applet! (Window Selector is much more useful) It tries to be smarter than me. Again. If that won't be fixed, I'll consider changing the WM (whoa, let's see how non-metacity WMs work with GNOME!).

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