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robwilkerson 12-05-2009 07:55 PM

Feature Request: Don't Steal Focus on Startup
Hey -

Maybe this is already available and I haven't found it, but I'd love to be able to tell SuperDuper not to steal the focus when it starts up. I run scheduled backups and have SuperDuper contained to a particular space - a space in which I run "background" apps (SuperDuper, iTunes, etc.). Keeping them confined to this space keeps them out of my way, while still allowing them to do their thing.

What's been bothering me is that I'm usually working in a different space at the time my scheduled backups start. As soon as SD launches, I'm shifted to this background space and my workflow is disrupted. It'd be great if SD would just open and do its thing without making any changes to my environment. Is this possible? Alternatively, maybe just an option to hide the app on opening so that I could allow it to open on my current space, but without stealing the window focus or being visible at all.


dnanian 12-05-2009 08:20 PM

I don't know why it's not doing that for you, but that's exactly how it works...

robwilkerson 12-05-2009 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by dnanian (Post 28241)
I don't know why it's not doing that for you, but that's exactly how it works...

Which way should it work? To be honest, I never checked that it would open hidden. Since it steals the space focus, I just assumed that it was intended to steal the window focus too. I'll remove the space limitation and see how it works tomorrow.

dnanian 12-05-2009 08:46 PM

It's supposed to launch visible but inactive.

robwilkerson 12-05-2009 08:50 PM

Okay. Maybe it's the visibility that's changing the space focus. I'll remain on record with the feature request if it's something that's possible and in the product vision. Thanks for clarifying the current implementation.

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