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The help browser is not getting window focus when clicked on it. Clicking links or buttons in the help browser works without window focus, but copying code or typing in it doesn't. I can get window focus on the help browser by using the alt+tab or the Window menu.

I'm running Mathematica 8.0.4.0 on Ubuntu 12.10. Mathematica is the only software that has this behavior, that's why i post this question here.

Has anyone else experienced this behavior or know a solution to it?

edit: switching focus between notebooks behaves normally.

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Yes, I have seen this problem. So it's not just you. Unfortunately I don't have a solution (didn't use it much on Linux). –  Szabolcs Nov 12 '12 at 20:12
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You might want to try your luck at Ask Ubuntu –  rm -rf Nov 12 '12 at 20:31
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I have posted the question at Ask Ubuntu. –  A. Goossens Nov 13 '12 at 9:18
    
Tried this? hrstc.org/node/21 don't know if it still works since that is tagged hardy –  ssch Nov 13 '12 at 12:31
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I've seen this issue a couple of times and haven't yet seen a solution. It appears that the Mathematica notebook doesn't give up its focus. I use Alt-Tab to get around this (Hit Alt-Tab to select the window in Focus). I wonder whether swapping out Mathematica's QT libraries might fix the issue... –  Searke Nov 13 '12 at 22:47

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