When a process that has an open window is activated, it remains un-focused and hidden underneath other windows but gives a small notification below that there was action. This is particularly evident in these situations:
- PCManFM File Manager - when it is already open to a folder and is given a new one to open into a new tab
- File-Roller or Archive Manager - when it has a file open already and gets a new one and opens in a window.
I use Gnome 3.x primarily. I've scoured to the end and back of
dconf 30 times and the closest I could find was
focus_mode = click and
auto_raise = true but neither had any effect.
I've been at this so long I'm bound to be overlooking something. Feel free to set me straight if you see something blatant I'm missing. Here's the system setup:
- Ubuntu 14.04 x64 (and Fedora 20)
- Gnome 3.x (all versions affected)
- AMD Catalyst 13 drivers for Radeon R9
nautilus is affected by this as well I just confirmed.
I really need these windows to show up when stuff happens. Especially because I'm the one making the stuff happen, not some random process.
Gladly will post any settings or config files as desired.
I have narrowed the action responsible down to Alt+Tab (even when re-assigned to a new key mapping AND when another mapping with a similar action is re-assigned to it).
At first I thought it could be the Alternate Tab extension but disabling that did nothing.
To replicate: Open a files window, Alt+Tab to another window and then open another instance of the file manager. It doesn't have to be in a tab; it will occur with a new window as well.