as discussed in bug #115092, we have recently added some gimprc
settings that allow to tune how GIMP interacts with the window
Here's what the gimprc manpage says about the new settings:
The window type hint that is set on the toolbox. This may affect
how your window manager decorates and handles the toolbox
window. Possible values are normal and utility.
The window type hint that is set on dock windows. This may
affect the way your window manager decorates and handles dock
windows. Possible values are normal and utility.
When enabled, an image will become the active image when its
image window receives the focus. This is useful for window
managers using "click to focus". Possible values are yes and no.
The question I'd like to bring up is what should be the default values
for these. After quite some discussions I now propose the following:
This means that we wouldn't set the utility window type hint any
longer (at least not by default). It was causing a lot of confusion
and whoever liked the special treatment that some window managers give
these windows can easily change this in the preferences dialog.
Switching to activate-on-focus as the default setting seems to make
sense given that most desktops seem to be using "click-to-focus" by
default these days. We used to set this to yes for Win32 only but I'd
like to avoid different default settings if possible.
So, if you have a strong opinion against this change, please speak up
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