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Under Gnome Shell, can I allow a specific application to steal focus?

By default, when applications require attention under Gnome Shell, a notification pops up. I want to allow one specific application (my IDE) to actually steal the focus (raise to the top) in order to ...
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windows: how to prevent background programs from stealing focus?

please don't misunderstand me, i do not want a tool to make a selected window always stay on top - there's already plenty of answers on SU for that question (such, as, these). what i want is that the ...
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How do I make mousewheel focus remain inside the active window with XFCE4?

I'm used to the Windows 8.1 (and earlier) behavior where mousewheel events go into the active window, even when the mouse pointer is over another window. But XFCE4 (or X itself?) always sends ...
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Applications frequently losing mouse focus

I am programming in Windows 7 and the applications I am using are increasingly losing mouse focus; the system, at times, is unusable as a result. A restart does not solve the problem, Microsoft ...
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How to prevent mouse events being captured by an unfocused window?

Mouse events are being captured by unfocused windows when the mouse is over them in Windows 10. This is wreaking havoc on my ability to watch videos on my secondary monitor while playing a game on the ...
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How can I keep focus on a window after the mouse left said window

Here is a common example: I open some mp3 file on VLC. The VLC window appears and I realize the volume is too low/high. Thinking I automatically have the focus on this window I just opened, I use the ...
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How do you enable focus follows mouse in Windows 10

I'd like raise-on-click and sloppy focus-follows-mouse on Windows 10 because this is the setup I've been using on Windows and Linux for years. Under Windows 10, I tried the regedit Xmouse changes ...
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Disabling volume control on win 7 background window [duplicate]

If I have an application running in the front window, then change window focus, the sound in the prior-forward window is silenced. Is there a way to prevent this, especially for a particular window ...
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Keep multiple windows focused at once in Win7? [duplicate]

At the risk of this becoming XY, I'll state my purpose. A few games (such as Kingdom Rush) have this annoying habit of automatically pausing when you click in another window (so that the game window ...
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Windows 7 Unable to Focus

I've been trying to dig around to see if I can find this issue to no avail. Doing anything in windows 7 to get the focus of a window besides clicking on the window or using Windows+Tab has no effect. ...
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Windows 7 - Constantly switching focus to nothing

I have this strange problem where Windows (7) is just changing focus all the time. I tried using the Focus.exe (http://www.happydroid.com/focus) it shows every time this happens the line: No ...
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Dodgy window focus in EA's Origin client

For the past few weeks I've had a setup at home whereby I use Steam in-home streaming to stream Origin games from one computer to another, by adding Origin as a non-Steam program on the host PC. ...
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How to track a program that changes the window focus [duplicate]

I have a newly reformatted PC and I just finished installing all the programs, drivers and hardware applications (like samsung magician, Logitech gaming software, etc) that I needed. I work with 2 ...
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Start program without focus

How can I start a program from a python script without its window becoming focused? Specifically, I'm using ImageMagick's display. Environment: Linux Mint 17, Cinnamon 2.2.16
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Background application windows will not overlay foreground app windows when they recieve focus

The symptoms are, that some (not all) desktop app windows will stay in the background, behind other windows, even though I have click on them, which would normally make that window receive focus and ...
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is there a way to disable Windows from switching window focus when I am typing? [duplicate]

Sometimes when I am typing in a notepad, command prompt, webpage, or the file explorer address bar, or even any other place where typing is allowed, it happens that the currently active window loses ...
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Programs won't have focus when opened

Whenever I open any program on my laptop, the program opens up without focus. I have to click the program window in order to gain focus. If I have another window open already, the new window will ...
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Is there a way to automatically move focus to whatever monitor the mouse cursor is on?

Let's say I have two monitors A and B. I have a program x open on A and another program y open on B. Currently, program x has focus. I would like the OS to maintain a stack of focused applications on ...
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Find active window with VBS script

I need to auto-refresh the desktop every 10 minutes. The only full-working way I found is using this VBS code. Sh.AppActivate "Program Manager" Sh.SendKeys("{F5}") But in this way the active ...
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Mouse focus stuck (Linux)

Sorry for crappy post layout, posting from my phone. Problem: mouse focus gets stuck. Not sure how to explain it, I can sometimes get it to switch to a window, but once there it's locked until that ...
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Windows 7 Update Dialog Steals Focus

Windows Update runs occasionally on my machine, but it steals focus when it pops up to remind me to reboot. Trouble is, this can mean that while writing something, you could force an immediate ...
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Using Alt-Tab moves mouse to centre of newly focused window

I'm getting used to Linux way of giving focus to a window just by hovering over it with the mouse. I've found it's possible to get the same effect in Windows by changing a byte in ...
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Can I stop an OS X application getting focus after it has loaded?

If a program takes some time to load, I like to continue working on something else. But then when that program finishes loading, it gets focus. Specifically, I am working in Eclipse, and then also ...
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How to diagnose regular focus losses

I'm having some strange effects on my computer which I am having trouble diagnosing. 1) When in Netflix (or other web-based video app) in full screen mode, full screen is exited every 50 minutes ...
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Execute command when urxvt gains/loses focus

I would like to notify programs running in urxvt whenever they (meaning the urxvt window they are running in) gained or lost focus. Is this possible? If there is a standard solution for this, I'm ...
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Windows 8 keeps losing focus [duplicate]

All of the windows on my Windows 8 computer have started to lose focus every minute or so and get focus back quickly. Any ideas what this could be? I have tried to see which application is using ...
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Switching to the File-In-Use dialog with the keyboard?

In Windows Vista and up, when you try to move, delete, or rename a file that is locked, Explorer will display a File In Use dialog that lets you Retry or Cancel. The problem is that this dialog is ...
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How to stop a website from automatically taking me out of fullscreen mode

I was wondering if there was a way to prevent a website from taking me out of fullscreen mode? I use TubePlus.me and they serve ads on their pages - revenue - I get that. However, when I watch a ...
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How do I tell which app stole my focus in OS X?

The active window on my machine occasionally loses focus. The active app remains the same -- if I was in Chrome before, I'm still in Chrome now -- but the active window is no longer active. No window ...
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How can I make my active window more obvious on Windows 7 without disablng transparency?

Since I started using Windows 7 I have noticed that I am accidentally typing in the wrong window more often than I used to. Using the Aero theme, the visual difference between the window with active ...
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Active window (program) unexpectedly looses focus in Windows 7

Something is shifting (stealing) focus from my active window (active program) in my Windows, as I'm currently using it. I have the same problem as described in this question, with a few exceptions: ...
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Is there a way to handle separate input devices for different windowed programs, without losing/switching window focus?

I am trying to work out a solution for a faux-splitscreen setup where there are 4 windowed programs (4 separate instances of a game); each with their own input devices and window focus. In essence, I ...
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Bluetooth “Receiving” window stealing focus on Windows 8.1

I am new to Windows as a daily OS at home, having been an OSX user for the past 8 years. The current most irritating thing at the moment is the Bluetooth "Receiving" window/dialog stealing focus and ...
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Windows 7 Window focus issue

This problem has been making me crazy - I can't seem to figure out the cause of it. When I have overlapping windows, if I click on the window "behind" the one that currently has focus, it doesn't ...
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Non-programmatical way to keep a web-page down down menu active when changing Window focus to do a screenshot?

I am trying to screen shot a web page of a site that I am working on. Is there an non programming way (for quickness) to force the browser to keep menus open when the focus of the Window changes from ...
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How to enable mouse focus in Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon

I'm a big fan of mouse-focus, or "focus follows mouse", and I had this enabled in Mint 14, but when I reinstalled with Mint 15 I can't find the option anywhere. None of the sections in "system ...
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Automatically focus window on mouse hover only across multiple monitors

I have multiple monitors setup on Windows 7. I want a window to be focused only if my mouse hovered over it when coming from other monitor (this is how it worked when I used Synergy with multiple ...
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On demand keyboard focus indicator for all monitors?

Is there a way in Windows to indicate on all displays which window|process has the keyboard focus, only on demand by a keyboard shortcut? (For example with a bigger and centered visual indicator (per ...
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Something is stealing focus from the active window

Some kind of program is stealing focus from the active window, it's quite strange. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. So for example I open Notepad++ and start typing. After some time (few minutes, ...
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Window often loses focus in Windows 7 on Lenovo B580

I have a new laptop Lenovo B580, with Windows 7. As I write, the window sometimes loses focus and I cannot write anymore. Or it happens that the cursor moves within the window. It behaves like is a ...
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send keystroke to window under cursor ( prevent focus stealing )

i m playing poker on a couple of pokersites with the help of several ahk scripts to send hotkeys to table (window) under mouse. one pokerroom (carbon poker) though, keeps stealing focus and activates ...
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Focus previous window when I close one instead of one of the same application in Mac OS X?

The situation is: I have one MacVim open for coding. Then I switch to iTerm to run git commit, which will open a new MacVim for editing the commit message per my setting. The problem is, when I finish ...
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Can background window focus on mouseover be configured to update the Alt+Tab order?

I'm using Windows 7's focus follows cursor model, without raise to front. Unfortunately, the Alt+Tab MRU order isn't updated to reflect the focus change. Here's the behavior (^ indicates focus in ...
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Bash/xdotool: Commands work, but not in a script

I am making a bash script for Linux which closes the terminal window if the window loses focus. On the command line, I was able to do this: termwin=$(xdotool getactivewindow) while : do if [[ ...
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Why are my Windows 7 System Alerts not coming to the front?

Ever since I installed Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 on my Dell XPS M1730, system alerts (for example, the alert you get when installing software that wants to make modifications to your computer) will flash ...
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How to make a scheduled window-creating program not steal the focus?

I have written a small console program that checks that all my websites are up and running properly. I use the Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler to run this program automatically once a day. The ...
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How to make Windows 7 switch between programs faster after a while?

When I run Windows, I usually keep multiple programs open at all times. I have 4GB of memory installed (and capable of using all of it), and it hardly every uses more than 2.5 gigs. Yet, every time I ...
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Stop programs from stealing focus in Windows 7 [duplicate]

In Windows 7, if I launch a program and immediately make its window inactive (e.g. by minimizing or switching windows), it will pop back up after the program has finished loading completely. This is ...
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All windows dropdowns close instantly

Any combobox I try to open in the system closes itself instantly after having slided open. This makes it impossible to select something in a combobox. An example combobox is the one allowing you to ...
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Windows 7: can't reopen minimised window on taskbar, preview OK

I have a program and want to either bring its Window to the front or reopen it after it is minimised. It is on the taskbar and hovering over it shows the preview of the window. However clicking on ...