This is quite a general question, since this disturbs me about every OS GUI I have encountered so far.
Typical case: Some windows come up at startup. I start typing in a password in one window. Another window (preferrable something communicating with the outside worlds) grabs focus while I type the password and shows part of it in clear, and as a result I am getting really upset.
Second example. I start a browser that, on startup, opens many windows. I have forgotten to close another heavy application, knowing that the machine will probably freeze when both are open. I try to close the other application, but every single reconstructed browser window steals the focus and keeps me from closing the other applicatrion. The machine freezes, and again I am at the verge of happily kicking the hardware through the closed window.
MY GOD, isn’t it ***** possible to keep the OS GUI from doing this ****? Is it possible to peacfully continue with one open window and not be interrupted by everything that opens up in the background where it could wait till I really want to deal with it?
Is there some lever or option within Lubuntu (currently 20.04) and whatever window manager to manage that? I’d be rather grateful.
Thanks so far!