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Stop stealing focus when launching a new instance of Archicad

vlahtinen
Booster

When launching new instances of Archicad, the new instance keeps on stealing focus in different phases of the start-up process. It is really infuriating when working in another program while waiting the start-up process to finish to be thrown to Archicad (which doesn't even ask for anything, just doing its thing). For example, I set Archicad to open a file in a new instance and move to a browser window to draft this message. In the middle of writing, Archicad pops up. My current task of writing is interrupted for no reason.

 

I wish for an option to disable this behavior. @GRAPHISOFT 

 

I'm using macOS. It at least used to be against the Apple Human Interface Guidelines for background applications to steal focus.

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Benjamin Dani
Graphisoft
Graphisoft

 

Dear All,

 

Thank you for sharing your ideas and opinions regarding this request!

 

I'm glad to say that we took notice and we have added this wish into our Wish list database.
(For future reference, you can refer to it as WISH-12569)

I hope we see this get implemented in the future.

 

Have a great day!

Best regards,

Dani Benjamin
Technical Support Engineer

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I think all apps (at least I've noticed on Mac) do this when they take a long time to boot up. It is infuriating tho, I agree!

Rex Maximilian, Honolulu, USA - www.rexmaximilian.com
ArchiCAD 27 (user since 3.4, 1991)
16" MacBook Pro; M1 Max (2021), 32GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, 32-Core GPU
Apple Vision Pro w/ BIMx
Creator of the Maximilian ArchiCAD Template System
Eduardo Rolon
Moderator

Drives me nuts too.

Also when it randomly fails to become active when CMD+Tab.

This is basic death by thousand paper cuts item.

Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
AC27 US/INT -> AC08

Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram, OS X 10.XX latest
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Solution
Benjamin Dani
Graphisoft
Graphisoft

 

Dear All,

 

Thank you for sharing your ideas and opinions regarding this request!

 

I'm glad to say that we took notice and we have added this wish into our Wish list database.
(For future reference, you can refer to it as WISH-12569)

I hope we see this get implemented in the future.

 

Have a great day!

Best regards,

Dani Benjamin
Technical Support Engineer