[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#507716: Bug#507716: xfwm4: broken "focus follows mouse" behavior on raise

Jason Kraftcheck kraftche at cae.wisc.edu
Thu Dec 4 00:37:17 UTC 2008

Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On mer, 2008-12-03 at 15:17 -0600, Jason Kraftcheck wrote:
>> Whenever a window is raised to the top, xfwm4 gives keyboard focus to
>> that window. This is incorrect if "focus follows mouse" behavior is
>> requested.
> I don't really get your point. “raised on the top” seems to means
> “focused“ in your explanation. 

Raising a window to the top of the window stacking (such that it not 
behind any other window) is not the same as "focused".  Having focus 
means that the keyboard input goes to that window.  a) Moving the focus 
to a window that does not contain the mouse pointer contradicts the 
expected behavior of the focus-follows-pointer setting.  b) This 
behavior is quite annoying when typing something in an xterm that causes 
changes to the window stacking because suddenly the keyboard input is no 
longer going to the xterm that I am typing in.

> I'd say you should directly open a bug on
> upstrema bugzilla and ask Olivier Fourdan (xfwm4 developer) about that,
> linking it to this bug.

OK.  I will do that tomorrow.


- jason

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