[Users] mailto links not on top

Dave Howorth dave at howorth.org.uk
Sun Jul 9 04:37:49 CEST 2017

On Sat, 8 Jul 2017 20:40:55 -0400
Charles A Edwards <cae at eslrahc.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Jul 2017 19:21:29 +0100
> Dave Howorth wrote:
> > > "If your distro is using openbox as a window manager, open the
> > > Openbox Configuration Manager. On the "Windows" tab, the very
> > > first entry is "Focusing Windows". Make sure there is a check in
> > > the box. That will, as it says, "Focus new windows when they
> > > appear." Some distros don't have this checked by
> > > default." (https://forum.lxde.org/viewtopic.php?t=37016)    
> > 
> > Many thanks. Yes, I already have that box checked.
> > 
> > I recently signed up to the LXDE mailing list but it seems to be
> > very low volume. Perhaps I should try the forum.
> > 
> > FWIW, I use focus follows mouse.  
> When 'focus follows mouse' the focus may not leave firefox so the
> compose window opens beneath firefox.

Hi Charles,

Thanks for the reply and this idea.

> 2 choices
> 1) In 'Openbox configuration Manager' Windows select "Place new
> windows under mouse pointer"

I didn't have this checked but I do now. But it doesn't seem to do
anything. In particular:
a) it doesn't solve my original problem, the compose window is still
not on top;
b) if I press the Compose button on the claws toolbar, the compose
window opens on top, with focus, but alongside the mouse in exactly the
same position as if the option is not checked.

> 2) Click on the 'compose' tab on the lxde panel and super fast move
> the mouse pointer to that now visible compose window.  

I'm not entirely sure what you mean. Do you mean click on entry for the
compose window in the task bar in the lxpanel at the bottom of my
screen? In which case, yes, I can do that and the window raises and I
can move to it (as slowly as I like). But the whole point of my query
is to avoid that extra step and have the compose window appear on top
of others as it used to do. Apologies if I've misunderstood what you

> There may, in fact be more ways but I've tried the 2 above.

I don't understand why your results are different to mine.

Cheers, Dave

>     Charles

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