More fixes for GNOME…
For some reason, the Gnome designers think that everyone wants to have popup windows attached to the window they came from (i.e. when you save a pdf in Chrome, or something similar). This becomes pretty frustrating when you want to see things in the window underneath the dialog. I always forget how to fix this, so I’m posting how here.
This is how I “fixed” the modal dialog behavior in GNOME Shell 3.8.2 on Ubuntu 13.04 x64. Open the dconf editor and browse to
Uncheck that box, and you should be good to go! Note: this can also be done on the command line with the following command
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.overrides attach-modal-dialogs false