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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #37190] Undocked window panes always on foregr

From: Philip Nienhuis
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #37190] Undocked window panes always on foreground
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 15:34:05 +0000
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                 Summary: Undocked window panes always on foreground
                 Project: GNU Octave
            Submitted by: philipnienhuis
            Submitted on: Sat 25 Aug 2012 05:34:04 PM CEST
                Category: GUI
                Severity: 3 - Normal
                Priority: 5 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: Philip Nienhuis
        Originator Email: 
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: dev
        Operating System: Any



(Couldn't find earlier post on this, sorry if duplicate)

The GUI is always in the background compared to undocked GUI panes. On small
screens (laptop) I find this annoying, especially w.r.t. the editor as that
has always to be shifted out of the way or resized before I can see Octave
output on the command window. Based on Matlab experience, I think that many
users would like to be able to simultaneously view the full command window and
editor panes.

ML can have its editor (and IIRC other window panes as well) moved to the
background using Alt-Tab. It would be great if the Octave GUI could do the
Or is this a Qt limitation?


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