Bug 177712 - [focus stealing] please stop the focus stealing
[focus stealing] please stop the focus stealing
Status: NEW
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: -- Other --
6.x
All All
: P2 with 4 votes (vote)
: TBD
Assigned To: issues@platform
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Reported: 2009-11-27 02:27 UTC by matusdekanek
Modified: 2012-12-12 03:20 UTC (History)
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Description matusdekanek 2009-11-27 02:27:34 UTC
according to these links
http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001011.html
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/400/
(and many more, just google "stealing window focus" )
there are many people who hate when the window focus is stolen by another application, me included. Starting the IDE steals the focus not just one time, but twice (splash and main window). Please disable it.

And sorry I did not post it earlier, I was not researching about this before now...
Comment 1 Peter Pis 2009-11-27 02:47:09 UTC
Reassigning.
Comment 2 Rogerborg 2010-07-20 11:08:41 UTC
100% agree. This is currently raised as an enhancement, but I'd argue that it's a design defect.

If your primary task is developing the NetBeans IDE then this may not appear to be an issue, but for anyone multitasking, it most certainly is.

It's particularly significant since during time required to start the IDE or begin debugging, I have often switched to working in another application in order to remain productive.  It's intensely aggravating to have focus stolen back to the NetBeans main code window several seconds later.

I'm sure whomever implemented this meant to be helpful, but it's simply not good behaviour to move focus, and especially jarring to steal it from other applications. I'll come back to NetBeans when I'm good and ready to deal with it - in the mean time, please don't assume that I've got nothing better to do.

Thanks for your attention.
Comment 3 coffbr01 2011-10-25 14:23:00 UTC
Focus is also stolen when files are changed by another application (SCM tool in my case). Almost annoying enough to work on in my free time.
Comment 4 js.developer.undefined 2012-12-12 03:20:35 UTC
This is highly annoying to me as well.  Please make it stop!  It seems like it would be a simple change too.  If the nb devs prefer this, then perhaps they can make it a configuration param that is set to false (don't steal) but default.  That way they can override during development for easier work on the platform.  But for the rest of us, this is REALLY undesired behavior.


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