In a windowed GIU, the window that is currently active is said to have "focus"

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Unity 14.04 Desktop does not take focus for “focus under mouse”

I am using an updated 14.04 Ubuntu with Unity (regular setup, nothing fancy or custom). I have "focus under mouse" enabled. This works fine, except that the Desktop cannot get the focus - this is a ...
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Opening Chrome with Launcher in 14.04 doesn't take focus

Using the Launcher to open Chrome (Super, chrome, enter) does not take focus from what ever application was running previously. Kinda defeating the purpose of the Launcher. At the same time, the ...
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On 14.04, focus follows mouse appears to break it

Nopne of the tools (Unity tweaks, gconf-editor, gsettings, unity-tweak-tool) and in no case are settings actually changed (even after logout or reboot). HOWEVER, now all my title-bar menus are dead. ...
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How can one prevent new windows from taking focus in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to prevent new windows from acquiring focus. A way to do this is provided in Ubuntu 10.10 here and in Ubuntu 12.04 here. How can something similar be achieved in Ubuntu 14.04? The auto-raise ...
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How to stop applications without focus from opening popup windows [duplicate]

Sometimes when one is using any app, almost at the moment when one is going to click or push key "enter", a window appears in a "pop-up style" related to another app (example : dialog of updates) and ...
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Conky taking focus off ubuntu desktop (14.04)

Whenever I close all of any open windows, the Ubuntu Desktop is not brought back into focus and the title bar stays blank. Due to this, the key combos, the power key, the media keys dont work. I ...
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Unity 14.04 - left click to raise window with focus-follows-mouse

After upgrading to 14.04, right-clicking on the titlebar no longer raises the window. I use focus-follows-mouse and historically use the titlebar to promote windows to the foreground. Is there a way ...
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Focus behaviour to 'follows-mouse' resets to 'onclick' on reboot (Ubuntu 14.04)

Whenever I set the focus mode to 'follow mouse' with unity-tweak-tool, ubuntu-tweak or equal, this setting get's reset to 'on-click' whenever I reboot. How can I make this setting permanent?
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Disable Matlab focus stealing, without modifying Matlab script

I hava Matlab script running in the background. It keeps popping up pogress bar windows as the computation progresses. This is very annoying. Problem is I did not write the Matlab script myself, and ...
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Finding the focused window at a glance

On Ubuntu, finding a focused window while working is a little bit difficult. How can it be fixed? I am working on Ubuntu 14.04 with two Full HD displays. The mistake I always make is typing to an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Calculator does not get focus when opened from keyboard shortcut

I am using a Microsoft Natural® Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 on my Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and since I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 I noticed that the Calculator application does not get focus when started from the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 scroll to focus on launcher behaviour broken

Back in Ubuntu 13.10 if you had multiple windows of the same application open and scrolled over that application's launcher icon it would bring up all the open windows one by one. Now in Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse and window focus issues

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 tonight and I'm having this weird issue with my mouse and window focus. I can't seem to click on any Unity Launcher icons. More over I can't click on unfocused ...
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focus multiple windows at once [closed]

I love the game Bzflag. Sadly, my internet connection is slow and I always get kicked because of lag and gitter. I decided to run the game server on localhost and play on it with my brother. But, ...
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Can I make a window always stay in the background?

I'm using xpad for sticky notes, but I don't really like, that they appear on only one workspace by default, so I set it to show up on all. But with this setting, when I click a note, it comes above ...
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Switching workspaces in gnome-shell 3.10 de-focus all windows

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 with gnome-shell 3.10 installed from Ubuntu Gnome "next" repo. The problem I am facing is that when I switch workspaces (ie. using Ctrl-Alt-arrow combination), all windows ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 not usable because of focus problems

I tried to set up Ubuntu 13.10, but there are massive focus problems which make it unusable. It don't seems to have something to do with Unity where I found something about focus problems in the web. ...
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nautilus window focus/stacking order when drag and dropping files/folders into applications

In the MS Windows when you have opened explorer (file/folder explorer eq nautilus in Ubuntu) and another application opened on top of that (for example explorer in full screen mode and some ...
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how to make new window always raise-up?

I got an issue of Ubuntu 13.10, the new created window does not always raise-up to the front. It is annoying, which makes me have to click the icons on unity launcher to focus on the new window. ...
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Gnome 3 loses focus after closing all open windows

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04, which I have had for a long time. On this computer I've installed both XFCE4 and Gnome 3, and I'm currently using Gnome 3 Fallback. Recently I've been having a weird problem. ...
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Text-editors in eclipse/matlab loses focus occasionally after upgrading to 12.04

This is a question asked on stackoverflow, and someone there recommends me to move the question here. My problem is that, I have just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04.3 LTS. An annoying thing is ...
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Can't Switch Focus to Rhythmbox with Unity

Well, I can switch to rhythmbox, but not by just clicking on it. I must right click on it, then click on the song playing. I can always minimize to get to it. When the focus is on Rhythmbox, and I ...
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Make a window shortcut permanent

I want to be able to always make the terminal window pop-up with focus with the same keyboard shortcut. I've found so far that if I right-click the window and go to More Actions > Window ...
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My mouse only works inside the current window

Clicks anywhere outside of the active window are not registered. Even the title bar and menu buttons are unresponsive. Keyboard shortcuts that would normally get me to other windows also don't work. ...
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Newly opened applications open in background

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on an ASUS X201EP. Often, when I launch a program (usually chromium or the file manager) it will open in the background, behind the currently opened window. This is very ...
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How to recover focus after losing it while using Wine

Sometimes when using Wine, specially with Games, doing ALT+TAB will make the system loose either keyboard or mouse focus over the current active window. With this I mean that for example, if I do ...
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Oracle VirtualBox focus not changing

I run VirtualBox in many environments and in Ubuntu this is the only place where I have come across this bug I've installed the latest VirtualBox and this problem still persists, it's odd Basically ...
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How do I prevent Ubuntu 12.04 from locking, when using Win7 in VirtualBox?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 plus Windows 7 from VirtualBox. The thing is that, when I am in Windows "too long" (longer than the time after which Ubuntu normally locks), Ubuntu locks. It's not expected, because ...
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raise and focus running application when opening file in nautilus?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with and would like to know how I can configure it so that when I double click on a file, and it opens it with an already running program, it will raise and focus that program. ...
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keyboard shortcut for multiple monitors

Is there a keyboard shortcut for switching focus from one monitor to the next in Unity? Basically, if I am working on my web-browser on my right screen, how can I switch to my terminal on my left ...
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Setting focus on mouse as default

I have looked at the other questions about gaining focus on mouse but when I reboot my computer it reverts back to gaining focus on click. I have tried the method given here: How do I set focus ...
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Not returning focus to previously focused window

This has been bothering me a lot. When closing a window, the system does not give the focus to the previously focused window. Let me give an example. Right now, I'm working with Google Chrome and it ...
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Make “Focus Follows Mouse” Application Specific

I wondered if this functionality was built in or if it is even scriptable. In Gimp's new single window mode, it still treats the main canvas and the Layers dock as 2 separate windows that steal focus ...
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Shortcut to switch to app

Is it possible to focus an opened app instance/window using a command? I'd like to assign a keyboard shortcut as to quickly switch to a specific app. I want shortcuts for: chromium (now it opens a ...
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Focus follows mouse stops working when opening window from launcher and no click to focus

This is 12.04 default desktop (unity). I set it to focus follows mouse, and changed the menus to be on the window. This worked for a while, then some unknown even, maybe an upgrade maybe some other ...
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Gnome-classic, new windows remain buried behind other window

I have recently moved from ARCH Linux to Ubuntu 11.10. I switched to using Gnome-Classic and noticed strange behaviours with the windows whenever I open them. I have setup Launchers on the Panel to ...
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Wolfram Mathematica on Ubuntu 12.10: no window focus on help browser [closed]

The help browser of Wolfram Mathematica is not getting window focus when clicked on it. Clicking links or buttons in the help browser works without the window focus, but copying code from or typing in ...
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desktop not getting keyboard focus after upgrade to 11.10

After upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10, unity desktop icons do not get keyboard focus. As a result, can no longer rename or delete files from the desktop view, and any keyboard input continues to be ...
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How to control the focus system in 12.04

I recently moved over from Windows, and I apologize if this is a stupid question but I read the manual, tried searching various terms, and could not find anything that helped me. I don't know how to ...
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How to drag from a background window to the front window

Is the following I will explain possible with a key combination? Here is the image: As you can see, the terminal is the focus window (Front window) and Nautilus is in the background (Back Window). ...
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firefox focus homepage

On firefox's latest version, using tabmixplus or otherwise, is it possible to give focus to the page when a new tab is opened (which is the homepage, in my case), rather than the address bar ?
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How do I focus on the status bar with keyboard in Ubuntu 11.10?

Connecting to internet is only the time when I really need to use my mouse. I give priority to my keyboard. I only use mouse when I'm tired of using keyboard or in the condition I listed above. ...
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Nautilus 3.4.2 want different colors for the pane with and without focus [closed]

I have Nautilus 3.4.2 on Ubuntu 12.04. I use the second pane via F3 all the time. However, there is no colour change when I change which pane has the focus. There is on Nautilus 2.30.1, ubuntu 10.4 ...
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How do I set all applications to start unfocused or minimized?

Isn't there a way to force all apps to start up minimized or make them load in the background so they won't be opened on top of the window that I'm working on, besides making the window to be always ...
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Sloppy focus not working after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

I used sloppy focus in the previous version. Where focus would change from window to window on mouse over, but would not raise any window unless clicked. I used this a lot when having two windows and ...
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Hotkeys to focus generic window in Gnome

Is there a way to use hotkeys to focus on a window not determined by its program name? Let's say there are nine program tabs open: Terminal, Eclipse and seven Chrome Windows. Currently, I am just ...
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What's the difference between “mouse” and “sloppy”?

From the GConf key description: The window focus mode indicates how windows are activated. It has three possible values; "click" means windows must be clicked in order to focus them, "sloppy" ...
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USB Mouse on Laptop won't change window focus

I have an Asus g74sx dual-booting Ubuntu and Win7 via Wubi. My touchpad and usb mouse work perfectly in Windows, but behave abnormally in Ubuntu; if I just use the touchpad, everything works fine, but ...
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I can't switch from one window to another

Hello fine Gentlemen, i have the following problem and i primarily want to have a way how to analyse this. My problem is that somehow Ubuntu keeps locking me in a certain window/editor. i can then ...
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“focus follows mouse” does not respect the window orders while closing a window

In gconf-editor, apps>metacity>general I have set up "focus_mode" to "sloppy" and "auto-raise" to "false". Now the focus follows the mouse. Anyway, when I have several windows opened, and I ...