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:
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?