#613 player should get focus when new video is launched

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nobody
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2015-02-23
2014-01-18
Jay Philips
No

when i have smplayer opened in the background while i'm browsing through my files in a file manager and open a file, smplayer doesnt come to the foreground unless i click it to.

Discussion

  • I'm afraid this depends on the window manager. smplayer tries to raise the window but the window manager may ignore it.

     
  • This is the same bug that I've posted a year ago... and never get it solved.

    The answer does not convince me 'cause this problem does not happen in other videoplayers, please I'm sure that the SMPlayer/UMPlayer Team could find a solution for this problem, it's a waste of time to re-focus manually the window... (the bug happens in both SMPlayer and UMPlayer, from win VISTA to Win 8.1, don't tested in XP but sure also...).

     
    Last edit: mario lopez moreno 2014-03-03
  • Jay Philips
    Jay Philips
    2015-02-23

    I tested this again on Linux Mint 17 and i noticed that if the window is minimized, it will restore the window and bring it into focus, but if it is not minimized then it wont get focus.