Running Xubuntu 16.04. (This is not related to "session restore on startup" as that works fine :)

My browser (Chrome) is on workspace 1 and my Slack app is on workspace 2.

Whenever I click a link in the Slack app (quite often ;) my browser jumps from WS1 to WS2. I would like my browser to remain on WS1, whatever happens. Would that be possible in XFCE? TIA for any suggestions.


Go to Settings Manager > Window Manager Tweaks > Focus tab. In the "When a window raises itself" section, select an option other than "Bring window on current workspace".

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    Followed by "punch whoever thought this was a good default in the face." – Ron Thompson May 28 '16 at 6:54
  • Thanks a lot! I've been annoyed by this for many months :) – Willem May 28 '16 at 16:27

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