Thread: Window focus behaviour under X11
06-14-2006, 05:21 AM #1Window focus behaviour under X11
I have been looking into changing the window focus behaviour under X11. Specifically, I would like to be able to pass the focussing click to the window being focussed. In other words, I don't want to have to click the Gimp.app tool window to focus it, and then click *again* to select a tool - I want to just be able to click a tool and the window focus and click happen together.
This is easy to set up in most window managers, but I like the quartz-wm look and feel integration. If there is another window manager than can provide the same visual experience while allowing pass-focussing-click then that would do as a solution too!
06-14-2006, 09:37 AM #2
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There is a script which changes quartz-wm to use focus follows mouse. Try a search at macosxhints.com.Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it!
06-14-2006, 10:27 AM #3
OK, I'm feeling like a proper numpty now ... it's in the quartz-wm man page. I did check the man page, but I must have missed that bit. From the page:
defaults write com.apple.x11 wm_click_through -bool true Disables the default behavior of swallowing window-activating mouse events.
06-14-2006, 05:44 PM #4
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Excellent! Thank you. I was just starting to wonder about this too - it was really annoying to have to double click all the time just to select an item in GIMP.My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
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