[PATCH] x11drv: Allow to disable focus to desktop window after last wine window looses focus.

Tomas Carnecky tom at dbservice.com
Sat Jul 28 10:19:21 CDT 2007

Vitaliy Margolen wrote:
> Tomas Carnecky wrote:
>> This patch introduces a new registry key, "FocusDesktopWindow", that 
>> can be used to specify whether wine should set the foreground window 
>> to the desktop window after the last wine app looses focus. The 
>> default is enabled (the same behavior as now).
> This is a bad hack. The reason I *fixed* the focus lose so Wine can grab 

Ok, so there's no easy way to make the app believe it has focus when it 
doesn't? Linux usually has virtual desktops, I think it wouldn't be bad 
if we could make an app believe it owns the focus while the user 
switches to a different virtual desktop and does something else there.

>> For example World of Warcraft stops sound if it finds out it lost 
>> focus and
>> there's currently a bug in wine that makes WoW unaware that it 
>> regained focus,
>> which effectively disables sound.
> Then you should fix this bug and not create hacks.

I have zero knowledge about gdi32/user32, I can't fix that bug myself, 
not without spending weeks digging through the code. If you have an idea 
what could cause the bug, I'll test patches etc and if you think it's 
something that'll take longer to fix, I'll open a bug. But there's not 
much more I can do at this moment.
I already thought about asking Blizzard how they check whether WoW has 
focus or not, but there's no point since they'd ignore my emails again.


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