I use Gnome on Redhat FC1 and, as I also was with the previous RH
versions, am very annoyed when I'm typing in one window, and then suddenly
the window of another program pops up.
And while I was typing, suddenly
inadvertently a command has been typed and entered in the popping up
window, doing things that I didn't want to happen.
Is there a way that in Gnome the scope can be configured to stay on the
window that I'm currently typing in?

Many thanks,