disabling "raise on click" does not work

Bug #2012403 reported by Norbert Beckmann
This bug affects 1 person
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Ubuntu MATE

Bug Description

Explanation, because a concerning question:
is left open since 2021/07
raise-on-click (raising a window when left clicking in the work area) is commonly turned off by users, having turned on "follow mouse".
Users should have control over the fact that a window be raised and may thus (in parts) cover other windows. In other words, writing/working in a partly covered window should be possible, without raising it.

The actual bug:
raise-on-click is pretended to be turned off in different ways (see link above).
raise-on-click can be turned on and off (true/false) in dconf-editor or by gsettings, path:
"org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences raise-on-click"
But that does not work, i.e. raise-on-click stays on though set to false.

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Norbert Beckmann (norbertbn) wrote :

Just switched back to mate (which did not work for me, see above) for some tests, and recognized that, in addition to the issue with the key raise-on-click, also the modification of other keys does not take effect. Tested with focus-mode: Stays on mouse (which is not the default(!)), however it is adjusted.
Tested with action-double-click-titlebar: Follows the chosen adjustment.
Looks like large parts of the adjustments in schema "org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences" are respected, while others are not.

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