Ubuntu – Google+ Hangouts window steals focus [when switching desktops]


When I switch to a desktop that has the hangouts "window" on it, it steals the focus.

Steps to repeat:
* Desktop 1 has a terminal and the hangouts window
* Type in the terminal
* Switch to desktop 2 (using CTRL+ALT+RightArrow)
* Switch back to desktop 1
* Continue typing in the terminal

Nothing happens in the terminal because your focus is on hangouts (as visible in the desktop title bar)

The terminal keeps focus

This is just one example (switching desktops) but there seems to be lots of different ways in which hangouts steals focus.

It's not a traditional window so I don't see options to disable "always on top" if that's what's happening.

This is the hangouts "window" I'm referring to:

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Best Answer

The 'Always on top' behavior can be toggled in the settings for the hangouts app itself. Click on the gear icon to get to the settings menu.

hangouts settings