On my Fedora system (now 36, but the problem also cropped up with 35), I’ve noticed that in many instances dialog windows (like file open/save dialogs) don’t receive focus when they appear (and in some cases appear behind other windows).
I’d like to understand if this is an application problem (and I’m just unlucky enough to regularly be using multiple applications that have similar bugs), or if there’s a more fundamental problem with the Gnome desktop environment.
Chrome (and other Chrome-based browsers, like Brave)
The “Save” dialog (e.g., when downloading files) shows up in front of the browser window, as expected, but it doesn’t have input focus. I have to explicitly click on the dialog (or switch to another application and then back with alt-tab) before I can interact with it from the keyboard.
The “Add books” dialog consistently shows up behind the Calibre main window. I need to either click on it or alt-tab to the “Portal” application that shows up in order to use it.
Are these related problems? Is this a configuration issue or buggy software? Thanks for your help!