X11 forwarding using SSH: unable to get window focus on some programs

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – The other day I abandoned Ubuntu in favor for trying out Arch Linux. So far everthing has been working out(-ish), and I haven't run into any game-breaking issues, except this one.When I SSH into a computer (at the university) I can run different graphical applications. The problem is that two of these applications (xclock and MatLab) doesn't get any window focus. If I try to alt-tab they doesn't show up on the list, and when they are clicked on my panel they don't get marked as active and hence doesn't register any keyboard input (clicking and mouse input works though) (HowTos)