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

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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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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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Ubuntu 15.10 has noise effect when focusing

When I press Alt+TAB and choose another window on my current view-port, this window is "bouncing". Making it a little smaller, then stay normal. It's not very nice, and noising me. How I can turn ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...