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Re: is xdvi broken?

On 2019.04.17 12:38, Kushal Kumaran wrote:
You may be able to configure your window manager to disallow certain
kinds of windows from stealing focus.

I had forgotten about the concept of focus; I thank you for reminding me, and for pointing me to the window manager. So many things in Debian "just work" without attention that it is easy to lose familiarity with the mechanisms involved.