Colin Robinson

Just another guy on the internet

Clicking notifications in Chrome causes the window to change workspaces

This is a simple and obvious fix, but it was annoying me for awhile before I looked into it.

The situation:
You have a Chrome window open in workspace that’s different to the one you’re currently in. You receive a desktop notification from WhatsApp, Hangouts, 8tracks, ect. When you click the notification, it brings that browser window into your current workspace. But I put that window in that workspace so it stayed out of the way. You’re messing up my flow Chromium!

Actually this default behavior is super easy to change in Xfce.

xfwm4-tweaks-settings

Switch to the Focus tab and change When a window raises itself from Bring window on current workspace to Switch to window’s workspace. Voila.

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