Bug 40392 - Application launches in background, does not receive foreground focus
Summary: Application launches in background, does not receive foreground focus
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Master old -3.6
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) macOS (All)
: high critical
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: regression
Depends on:
Blocks: mab3.5
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Reported: 2011-08-26 05:54 UTC by Alex Thurgood
Modified: 2011-09-28 08:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Alex Thurgood 2011-08-26 05:54:04 UTC
While testing the daily builds from master on Mac OSX, I have noticed
that when the app is started the main app window no longer gets
foreground focus and is displayed behind other windows already open on
the desktop.

The problem is apparent all the way back to at least the build of 27/06
in the builds from :

Index of /daily/Mac_OSX_10.6.0_gcc-4.0.1_x86/master

but unfortunately I don't have anything older than that to test when it
first appeared and the daily build server holds less than a month's
worth of disk images.

Just to compare with 3.3.4 and 3.4.2, both launch with foreground focus
even if other windows had focus on the desktop, so it is a
regression to current production behaviour.

Comment 1 Petr Mladek 2011-08-29 05:16:53 UTC
Alex, are you able to move the application into foreground by clicking on the app window or app window border? Or is the application completely unusable?
Comment 2 Alex Thurgood 2011-08-29 06:01:25 UTC
Hi Petr,

Oh the app can be used no problem once the main window is manually given focus by the user, e.g. by clicking on it (assuming you can see it behind the other windows) or by bringing it to the foreground with the Mac app switch focus keys (Cmd-Tab).

Comment 3 Petr Mladek 2011-08-30 04:46:11 UTC
Hi Alex,

thanks for info. I have listed the bug in the LO-3.5 most annoying bugs to get attention of developers.

I agree that it is pretty annoying. Well, the workaround is easy, so it is not a blocker => lovering the severity a bit.
Comment 4 Alex Thurgood 2011-09-28 08:30:15 UTC
This is now fixed, at least, it apprently is in build :

LibO-dev 3.5.0 
Build ID: 6058133-1b94742-3dca5fd-7252360