When automating multiple applications or a single application with multiple windows it can be useful (or required) to bring one window to the foreground, or to make the non active application active.
The problem with this is that modern operating systems and window managers actively try to prevent that an application makes itself active. And this is something that Squish cannot change.
However, sometimes the following workarounds might work.
IMPORTANT - Additional settings for Linux¶
On Linux you may have to configure the following:
"Window Behavior(possibly under “Look & Feel”)
Vorbeugung gegen unerwünschte Aktivierung”.)
Look for the setting “
Focus stealing prevention level” and set it to
IMPORTANT - Additional settings for Windows¶
Changing this setting may require a reboot or relogin to take effect.
Updates to Windows may reset this registry key.
Workaround #1: TopLevel API¶
This is part of the API of Squish and can be used to manipulate Windows. TopLevel Object
Workaround #1: raise() + activateWindow()¶
Workaround #2: Create, show and close a QMessageBox¶
This relies on the side effect that closing a QMessageBox will activate the respective application: