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#1 2010-04-13 09:03:02

Registered: 2010-01-15
Posts: 167

Jumping Firefox

If you have Firefox open in workspace 1, and you click on a website link in a document in workspace 2, Firefox jumps to workspace 2 and opens the link.  This annoying behavior of Firefox can be cured using the shell command

xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/activate_action -s none

which was posted by Wicher Minnaard here:

http://bagus.wordpress.com/2008/01/28/f … e-in-xfce/

With this fix, Firefox opens the link without jumping out of its workspace.

Question: In /home/[user]/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfwm4.xml is the line

<property name="activate_action" type="string" value="bring"/>

If I manually edit this to value="none", nothing happens, Firefox still jumps. Minnaard's command changes it to value="none", and Firefox stops jumping. How come?


#2 2010-04-15 21:45:02

From: Germany
Registered: 2006-05-18
Posts: 143

Re: Jumping Firefox

IIRC, editing these files directly isn't recommended.
I guess xfconf does not monitor these files for performance reasons.


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