#456 alt-f2 run dialog appears, but no focus (under windows)

closed-rejected
nobody
None
5
2012-01-03
2012-01-03
Dan Stowell
No

Hi - using LXDE on Ubuntu 11.10 and liking it a lot. One problem: when I press Alt-F2 to get the "Run" dialog, it appears *underneath* my current window (when of course it should be on top / at the front). So I have to press Alt-F2 then Alt-Tab!

I understand this may be something to do with the window manager (openbox), but I have not seen this happen previously when I used non-LXDE openbox. It may be an interaction between components? Any clues on how to fix this would be gratefully received.

Discussion

  • Dan Stowell
    Dan Stowell
    2012-01-03

    Manual fix found:
    https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=992240
    I'd assume this should be the default rather than a manual tweak; please feel free to close this issue if it is now the default.

     
  • it is more of a distribution bug than a lxde bug. I'll close the report here as the fix is for openbox. see the links in comments.

     
  • retitle the ticket to make it easier to search for

     
    • summary: alt-f2 box appears, but underneath present window --> alt-f2 run dialog appears, but no focus (under windows)
    • status: open --> closed-rejected