[Lazarus] usability: please not focus the messages window, only bring to front

zeljko zeljko at holobit.net
Tue May 22 07:50:40 CEST 2012

On Tuesday 22 of May 2012 03:16:42 Bernd wrote:
> 2012/5/21 Martin <lazarus at mfriebe.de>:
> > Except, this patch will alter behaviour  that currently works.  If the
> > msg window is buried behind lots of other IDE window, it will currently
> > end up 2nd (on windows) with only the source editor on top.
> > That is useful. And worxs (on w32)
> Ok, i have another patch (undo the other one and apply this one
> instead). It puts an Application.ProcessMessages between the two
> window manipulations. Now it does not change behavior and this also
> fixes all my bugs.
> > So the real bug is in gtk2 widgetset code. Which in your case for some
> > reason does not handle multiply window changes....
> It seems it has to do with the window manager. I just tried with
> OpenBox and there it works without the patch while with xfwm4 which is
> the default window manager for XFCE it seems it does not like the way
> the windows are switched here.

Then it will be better to find out what's needed to be changed inside 
widgetset.There's already routine which checks wm name, so eg.
if GetWM = 'xfwm' then do
Also best would be to create example (if possible) which reproduces problem - 
then it won't be hard to fix I guess.

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