On XFCE (Archlinux) I have the problem, that thunderbird leaves workspace 2 and comes to workspace 1, when I click on a "new email" desktop notification. I have tried to set thunderbird to stay "always on this workspace" but it did not help.

If this is a bug, could it be a thunderbird or an XFCE bug and can I somehow stop this behaviour?

I want thunderbird to be permanently open and maximized on workspace 2.


I found the solution here.

Settings -> Window Manager Tweaks -> Focus -> when a window raises itself

in German:

Einstellungen -> Feineinstellungen der Fensterverwaltung -> Fokus -> wenn sich ein Fenster hervorhebt

  • But why does focus result in moving a window from its workspace? – Pavel Šimerda Feb 21 '16 at 12:44
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    I had the setting "move window to current workspace" selected – haheute Feb 21 '16 at 18:17
  • In French : "Paramètres -> Peaufinage des fenêtres" (not to be confused with "Paramètres -> Gestionnaire de fenêtres", which also has a "Focalisation" tab). – Skippy le Grand Gourou Nov 2 '18 at 12:04

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