** Update 2 July 2014 ** May be outdated, see comments
Since my migration to Linux Mint 12 I noticed a very annoying issue. When receiving a new message Skype pops up to the forefront over the current window. Needless to say it’s extremely annoying!
Luckily a quick google shows a active bug at github which contains a couple of suggestions. I tried simply disabling the auto focus feature bit this ended up making all my panels disappear. This fix by rat4 seems to solve the problem.
Here’s what I done
sudo wget -O /usr/share/cinnamon/js/ui/windowAttentionHandler.js https://raw.github.com/rat4/Cinnamon/21a08f6f9e13f7ba4e3bf633b7ba4b36fd22a291/js/ui/windowAttentionHandler.js
sudo wget -O /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.cinnamon.gschema.xml https://raw.github.com/rat4/Cinnamon/21a08f6f9e13f7ba4e3bf633b7ba4b36fd22a291/data/org.cinnamon.gschema.xml
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
Went to System Tools->Dconf Editor and change the value of notification-style to 0
Possible values are,
0 – do nothing here, but other notificators (window list applet) still can take care
1 – bring window to front, like current cinnamon
2 – show banner “app is ready”, like gnome shell
The final step is just to restart Cinnamon.
Now when I get a new message it has the desired effect and simply flashes rather than pops up.