[plug] Opening OpenOffice Files

Jason Posavec jasonposavec at iinet.net.au
Thu Mar 27 12:33:25 WST 2008

Hi Gavin.

I never thought about whether the problems resurfaced after an OOo 
upgrade, or an Ubuntu upgrade. I'm running gnome, but I'm fairly certain 
the change I've previously made was in OOo settings somewhere. Where in 
gnome do I make apps load unfocused?


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.
>> Does anyone know where to change the setting in the current (2.3.0) 
>> version to make it behave a little more politely?
> 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.
> Gavin
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