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From: Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] ebuild to fix bug in XFCE window manager xfwm4 4.6.1
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 00:56:12
Message-Id: h4ituh$4ln$
1 xfwm 4.6 introduced a rather nasty "feature" for users of
2 certain window manager configurations: new windows are created
3 at the bottom of the "stack" (underneath existing windows).
4 This is pretty annoying for several reasons:
6 * Everytime you start a new app, you have to go digging
7 through the windows to find it.
9 * Pop-up dialogs are hidden, so when an error occurs, many
10 applications appear to "freeze", then you have to go
11 digging to see if there are any buried error dialogs.
13 Previous versions of xfwm4 created new windows on the top of
14 the "stack".
16 Here's an ebuild (in the form of an overlay tarball containing
17 a single package) with a patch that reverts xfwm4 4.6.1 to the
18 previous behavior of placing new windows on the top of the
19 stack.
23 I'm told there is an upstream fix in the works that will
24 address at least partially address this issue.