New windows created at bottom of stack (when "New Window Focus" is not active)
Submitted by Porcelain Mouse
Assigned to Olivier Fourdan
New windows appear at the bottom of the window stack, unless "New Window Focus" is active. New windows should appear at the top of the middle/normal window stack space, regardless of the "New Window Focus" setting, as is customary and common prior to v4.6.
Is this, perhaps, a side-effect of the 4.6 code change referenced in the Changelog as, "Do not automatically give focus to windows placed on lower layers, but focus those on upper layers at first map?" The new behavior is "new windows appear at bottom of stack, unless setting to force focus on new windows is enabled," which is not the same thing. Focusing and Window placement should be completely independent, and have always been.
This change is completely bizarre. I don't understand what was wrong with focusing on lower windows in the first place. I also don't understand why that behavior change resulted in a disruption of the behavior I like. Furthermore, shouldn't the default placement for new windows be at the top of the normal/middle stack space? Why is the default placement of new windows at the bottom of the stack space?