[cvsnt] cvsagent: Always stay on top - persistent?

Oliver Giesen ogware at gmx.net
Tue Mar 21 06:30:51 GMT 2006

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Michael Wojcik wrote:

> > Is there by chance any way to make the "Always stay on top" option
> > of cvsagent persistent or at least controllable at startup? Maybe
> > some undocumented commandline switch or registry setting? While I'm
> > at it:  Why would anyone not want to have the pasword dialog appear 
> > on top???
> Because applications that change the window z-order or steal focus are
> rude and dangerous.
> Many people do not always look at the screen when they type.  I don't.
> Often I have something more important to look at.  Applications that
> pop up dialogs that steal focus are liable to get input not intended
> for them, and that can have very bad consequences. 

I fully agree with this sentiment generally. However, the cvsagent is a
different matter IMO because it does never pop up out of context. It is
always upon explicit user request and you will always fully expect it
when it happens. It's a password entry dialog for SNEOYC's sake!
Furthermore, as the window does not have a Taskbar button (why is that
BTW?), opening it behind other windows means there's no indication it's
there at all. You just have to know and have to go look for it.

> Now, no doubt there are those who share your preference to have at
> least some dialogs map at the front of the z-order and with focus, so
> I agree that ideally this would be a per-user persistent option.



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