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

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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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Mouse events not happening

Some days i'm frequently bugged by mouse events which aren't triggered. For example: I switch from my IDE to chrome with alt-tab but when I click (anywhere) in chrome the focus is changed back to my ...
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Is there software which time- tracks window & application usage?

Is there a software which keeps time of my activities and gives a report? Based on focused window and window title. Report would just show time spent for specific window and its title like: ...
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Compiz: give focus to previous window after minimizing

After I minimize a window (by clicking on the - button in the titlebar), I need to get focus on the previously active window. This is what normally happens in Metacity and in its fork, Marco. However ...
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Latest opened program window overrides current software window

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I'm finding it very annoying that whenever a program opens its window overrides the current one and gets focus. For example, I click on the icon of a program that takes ...
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Strange window focus behavior with Ubuntu 15.10 and Gnome

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 and ubuntu-gnome-desktop. Since the upgrade from 15.04 I have noticed that when I double click a window, that window seems to take focus (e.g., the gnome top bar text 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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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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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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Is there any Auto-scroll focus in Ubuntu?

In Windows 10, there is a nice new behavior with the scrolling: When you start to scroll on a window who aren't focus, window acquire the focus and scroll automatically. In the previous Window and ...
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How do I enable mouseover window focusing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set focus follows mouse? I am trying to enable the feature where a window becomes focused (whether in foreground or background) when the mouse hovers over it. In ...
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How to make windows steal focus when links are opened

When opening a web URL, the focus does not move to the browser window. How can we achieve this? I'm using Ubuntu 15.10.
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Can I automatically send a particular application's window to the lowest z-position, when it loses focus?

I do most of my work in two applications: my web browser and my editor. I switch back and forth between them frequently with Alt-Tab. I also have an IM client (Hipchat) open at all times, but I ...
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Focused window is not in front

Since I upgraded(1) from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 (only recently) I stumbled on a really frustrating bug of gnome: if click on a window, it correctly gets the focus but stays in the background (see ...
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Thunderbird gives no focus on “answer email” window

The context :14.04.4 LTS, Trusty Tahr. My wife has a problem when using Thunderbird (accounts and email accounts exists for years on various Linux platforms and various version ). When she hits reply, ...
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Gnome Shell: Move windows to front on launch (No more “… is ready to use” notifications)

I've been using Gnome Shell with Ubuntu for few days now and have experienced really annoying behaviour with new windows. Sometimes when I use another window and press e.g. Alt + Ctrl + T to open new ...
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14.04 Mouse and Keyboard issues with a fresh install

I have what I think are two unrelated issues with my laptops keyboard and a USB mouse. Keyboard: When I turn on the laptop everything boots up fine. Once I get to the login screen however my laptops ...
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Sloppy/mouse focus mode and semi-maximize?

I'm really starting to get into the sloppy mouse focusing mode. The only thing that's really bothering me is if I use semi-maximize (left or right) and the mouse gets left behind, I'm no longer ...
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When the window menu is in the title bar, how can I set the focus click to not open a menu?

Ubuntu 15.04 x64 I use the setting: "Show the menu for a window: In the window's title bar" [Settings > Appearance > Behavior]. When a window is in the background, I only want to bring it to the ...
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Keyboard shortcut: Changing Focus Term to VLC 14.04

I'm viewing a Python tutorial using VLC as the viewer. At the same time I'm encouraged to have a Python terminal or IDLE open and be working in the term. Question is: are there any keyboard short-...
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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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New windows won't take focus [duplicate]

Typically in Windows 7 when a program launches and a window appears, it takes focus (i.e. is on top of all other windows). However in Ubuntu, some windows won't take focus and instead remain behind ...
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Strange window focus bug in Ubuntu 12.04 and Xubuntu 14.04

My friend has a very strange problem that has persisted across an OS reinstall from Ubuntu 12.04 to Xubuntu 14.04. On occasion, it seems as though a window will at random capture focus, and all ...
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Gnome 3.18 - raise window on click [closed]

In Gnome 3.18, when I click on a window that currently is not in focus, it isn't raised - unless I click on the titlebar of that window. How do I set up Gnome so it raises the window after I click it?
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Wrong window gets focus from scale mode

Following Second click on a launcher icon with more than one window open doesn't do a scale of that application, when I do this: Click on an icon in the launcher of an opened application. ...
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Always on focus window [duplicate]

Is there a way to get a windows always on focus? I mean not just on top, but with the focus on it if another window pops up on the screen.
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Alt + Tab behavior with sloppy focus + auto-raise

I use sloppy focus (which basically means it follows my mouse) and an auto-raise after 1/2 second. Saved me lots and lots of clicks :-) Now, if I move my mouse just for a tiny bit on a window, ...
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How to open a window in background without letting it get the focus? [duplicate]

Scenario: Open a program that is starting slowly Not wait for it to open, and switch to other window/task. For e.g. selecting some files in a directory to delete While I am working focused on other ...
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Prevent windows from stealing focus

I'm using Maverick with Compiz enabled. I've searched AskUbuntu and Google. AskUbuntu doesn't have anything on this topic and everything Google turns up is a couple years old. I'm doing browser ...
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How NOT to focus

I am using 14.04 (Trusty) plus Unity plus Compiz (I quite like Unity, but Compiz seems an overkill). I have tried both 'focus follows mouse' and 'focus on click'. The problem with both of these is ...
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How to automatically bring an activated window to the foreground? [duplicate]

When I have a file browser and an image viewer opened and I double click a photo, the image viewer doesn't jump to the foreground, its icon just shakes a bit and acquires a glow around it, and I have ...
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Unfocus window which is on top

I have certain apps which I want to be on top (I set it via window's menu: Alt-Space + "Always on top"). But when I switch between apps by pressing Alt-Tab once, these windows steal focus. This ...
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Window Click to Focus Without Passing Event To App

I like the click-to-focus behavior, but is there some way to prevent the window from receiving the click event until after it has been focused? Example, I click a window in the background to bring it ...
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Xfce with Kde Plasma 5: How to automatically give focus to newly created windows?

I am using Xfce with Kde Plamsa5 as Window Manager. I cant open Xfce Window Settings anymore but KDE System Settings. I cant find an option to automatically focus to newly created windows. When I ...
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One click focus to the desktop with Gnome Shell 3.4.2

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell 3.4.2. I have restored desktop icons with Gnome Tweak Tool and now I want to know if there is an one click (on blank space) option from "Activities" overview to ...
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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 open .jar file from shell script without losing focus? [closed]

In my script I need to open .jar file and keep focus on terminal. I tried java -jar maps.jar &, but it didn't work. What should I do?
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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 ALT+...
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How can the “Save File” dialog window of Chrome to be set to focus when saving?

Recently, I've found that the "Save File" dialog window of Google Chrome is not in focus after selecting something for saving from a context menu. This used to be the behavior and I find that it is ...
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Ubuntu Dash not on top of windows

When I press the Windows button the dash used to open on top of windows. It now seems to be under any running applications. How can I get it to open above Windows, and have focus?
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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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Automatically move mouse to focused window

Is it possible to automatically move the mouse to anywhere in the window that has gained focus by a key stroke? For example: There are two monitors. Mouse is near the left edge of the monitor on ...
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How do I set focus follows mouse?

Is there a way to set up "focus follows mouse" behavior in Unity?
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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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Change title bar's color on focus in Compiz

When the focus is gained by a window, I want title bar of this active window to be red, opacity of inactive windows to be decreased. (solution for KDE) Are these possible on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...