[ale] System behavior on embedded links

James Sumners james.sumners at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 15:26:22 EDT 2010

This is a function of the window manager. You window manager is
configured to bring windows to the front only when clicked (is what it
sounds like). Look through the settings for your window manager. There
should be one to change this behavior.

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Scott Castaline <skotchman at gmail.com> wrote:
> What function or configuration parameter dictates the systems behavior
> when you click on an embedded web page link in an email message. I'm
> trying to get back a behavior where when I click on a link in an email
> that points to say www.ale.org it causes Firefox to open with that tab
> active. Right now it'll stay minimized with Thunderbird still the focus
> and the tab for FF will be flashing. I have to click on it to change the
> focus to FF. The link will open a new tab but does not change the system
> focus. I have searched through both apps preferences as well as their
> advanced config files and cannot see anything obvious that would seem to
> do this.
> I currently have Fedora 13, Firefox 3.6.3, Thunderbird 3.0.4 and Gnome
> for my desktop. Under Fedora 12 when I clicked on such link it would
> cause the Firefox window to pop up and a new tab opened with the
> requested site or launch Firefox if not already running. That is what I
> want to happen now. Sorry for being long winded, but I'm not sure how
> else to describe what I wanted.
> Scott C.

James Sumners

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