[plug] Opening OpenOffice Files

Alastair Irvine alastair at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Tue Apr 1 10:54:02 WST 2008

On Wed, 26 Mar 2008 10:09 am, Gavin Chester wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-03-26 at 09:48 +0900, Jason Posavec wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I have an ongoing problem whenever I upgrade OpenOffice. I
> > finally work out what setting to change to make OOo files open
> > underneath (or minimised) other files that I open while the OOo
> > file is loading. But then an upgrade comes along, and I'm back
> > to having the OOo file opening over the top of any files I've
> > opened while OOo is loading.
> Isn't this focus stealing behaviour a function of your window
> manager? That being the case the answer to where to change it
> depends on what wm you're using: kde, gnome, xfce, etc. Seems
> that OO.o asserts its own setting over your wm - but I may be
> wrong.

I can confirm that OOo (v2.0.1) is focus-hungry whilst loading a 
document.  I have seen it steal focus back three times in a row on 
one occasion.
Alastair Irvine, Warpspace IT <http://www.warpspace.net/>
Business enquiries: 1300 881744 or guru at warpspace.net
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