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FS#574 - sticky windows mess up focus history

Attached to Project: awesome
Opened by koniu (koniu) - Saturday, 08 August 2009, 06:05 GMT
Last edited by Uli Schlachter (psychon) - Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 15:20 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Core
Status New
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version git/master
Due in Version 4.0
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 8
Private No


To reproduce:

- open a terminal in tag 1
- open a terminal in tag 2
- open another program on any tag (I used gcolor2)
- mod+x client.focus.sticky = true
- focus terminal in tag 1
- focus terminal in tag 2
- switch between the two tags
- focus always reverts to the sticky client

Tested with default config.

This is not only about sticky windows,  FS#328  describes the same bug with clients having multiple tags.
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Comment by Uli Schlachter (psychon) - Monday, 15 March 2010, 15:33 GMT
 FS#736  is a duplicate of this, it contains a little more info.
Comment by Uli Schlachter (psychon) - Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 06:53 GMT
 FS#753  is another duplicate of this, it proposed to use a callback which would mean that sticky clients never get focus. Not really good either. :/
Comment by David Engster (dengste) - Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 09:02 GMT
I opened this one in  FS#753  as a feature-request, since in  FS#736  'anrxc' says this is not a bug but normal behavior.
As I said in my feature request, I use the patch in , and it works fine for me. However, as an answer to this patch, Julien replies that this should better be solved by a callback. This wouldn't necessarily mean that the client never gets focus, just not automatically.
Comment by Uli Schlachter (psychon) - Friday, 06 July 2012, 15:35 GMT
Another duplicate:  FS#1011 

All kinds of panels (= sticky clients) steal focus as soon as they end up in the focus history.
Comment by Uli Schlachter (psychon) - Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 16:36 GMT
New duplicate:  FS#1095 

Having a client on two tags where each tag also has other clients always focuses said client on tag switches.