Richard Jones' Log: Rant

Thu, 07 Apr 2005

Why the *^@#$* does Skype's Linux client insist on stealing the keyboard focus? Any random message that comes in will pop up a new IM window, and suddely you're typing into it. This is especially annoying when you've got half a dozen people IM'ing you randomly. You're responding to one, and blam, you're typing into a new window. Damn that gets annoying after a while.

Comment by Andre on Thu, 07 Apr 2005

That is why I use ratpoison:

  • It doesn't get in my way (of coding or whatever I do).
  • I can set rudeness to 0 and then you can grab my focus from my cold dead notebook.
True, it doesn't have eye candy, but it lets me work faster.