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    Default strange window behavior recently

    I believe the last round of updates did something to my window behavior(s)

    All I know is when I click Tbird from notification area, it opens behind my open Firefox window.
    Skype - same thing.
    Hotkey opening for gnome-terminal does it also.

    Everything opens behind my whatever program is on the screen (and has focus) atm. Strange.
    I don't believe it acted this way yesterday, before the latest updates.

    There's an 'rpm -q <something> command I can use to view '--last' but I've forgotten what it is.

    "rpm -qa --last | grep "Aug 2011" | sort -k3" gives me this (partial) output:
    Code:
    glibc-i18ndata-2.11.3-12.17.1                 Thu 18 Aug 2011 09:45:24 AM EDT
    glibc-2.11.3-12.17.1                          Thu 18 Aug 2011 09:45:26 AM EDT
    glibc-devel-2.11.3-12.17.1                    Thu 18 Aug 2011 09:45:28 AM EDT
    libxcrypt-3.0.3-9.10.1                        Thu 18 Aug 2011 09:45:30 AM EDT
    glibc-locale-2.11.3-12.17.1                   Thu 18 Aug 2011 09:45:34 AM EDT
    libpng14-14-1.4.4-3.4.1                       Thu 18 Aug 2011 09:45:36 AM EDT
    libpng12-0-1.2.46-7.3.1                       Thu 18 Aug 2011 09:45:37 AM EDT
    pam-modules-11.4-3.4.1                        Thu 18 Aug 2011 09:45:37 AM EDT
    pwdutils-3.2.14-4.5.1                         Thu 18 Aug 2011 09:45:38 AM EDT
    Desktop Effects are disabled.
    Any ideas what to do or try next to restore this functionality?

    Thank you for your time.
    Lenovo: OpenSUSE 11.4/32 | Xfce 4.8.1 | Intel Core2 Duo T7200 | Intel 945GM/GMS | 4G RAM | Firefox 8.0 | Thunderbird 3.1.16

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    Default Re: strange window behavior recently

    Update:

    Created a new user to see if it was system-wide or profile-specific.
    The anomaly was not present in new user's profiles.

    Logged out as new user and back in a normal user.
    Symptoms are gone.
    I had rebooted after the latest updates.

    Creating the new user asked me if I wanted to disable auto-magic login and I replied yes.

    Deleted "new" user and re-enabled auto-login.
    Everything's good to go.

    Go figure.

    Thanks!
    Lenovo: OpenSUSE 11.4/32 | Xfce 4.8.1 | Intel Core2 Duo T7200 | Intel 945GM/GMS | 4G RAM | Firefox 8.0 | Thunderbird 3.1.16

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