Since I recently have switched to XFCE on my work computer (all home computers are still running Gnome), I've noticed a strange behavior with window focusing. I'm trying to decide whether this is a feature, or a bug.
What happens, happens once-in-a-while and I can't get it to do the same thing consistently. Whether it's because this is a bug, or whether I'm ignorant on this feature's parameters, I don't know.
Anyway.. The phenomenon (for lack of a better word) is simply a shifting of window focus back and forth as if it is "bouncing".
I'm browsing one of my favorite websites, when someone in IRC pings me. The window alert causes the tab in the window-panel to blink. I then press alt-tab to bring the focus to the IRC channel, quickly see a question to which the answer is a simple "no", type my response, and press enter.
Upon pressing enter, the window focus will immediately shift back to my web browser.
Kind of weird, eh'?
This has happened many more times than just once, but every time I try to re-create the "focus bouncing", it only seems to happen intermittently.
I've tried to google the phenomenon, but it seems there is no documentation on it.
Anyone else having similar issues?