Mikeri's tech-babble


How to disable click to raise in Ubuntu Linux using Compiz

One thing I have missed greatly from my days with AmigaOS back in the day is working with overlapping windows without the active window popping to front all the time. One example would be a maximizied web browser and a small window un top of it. Whenever you click on the web browser the small window will dissapear.

Under General compiz options/Focus & Raise Behaviour you can uncheck "raise on click" to get AmigaOS-like behaviour, windows will not move to front when clicking on them. To move a window to front, simply click the title bar.

Something simular would be possible with the focus on hover option but most people find that one annoying.

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