Focus model

Keith Dart kdart at
Mon Jul 18 13:05:53 CEST 2005

On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, Harold wrote:

> Keith,
> When using that option, I first have to click in a new window to make it
> active. I want to launch Thunderbird (click Icon), then launch xterm
> (shortcut: windows-t) and start su'ing (typing)... With "Automatically
> give focus to newly created windows" I first have to fucus xterm by
> clicking in it before i can use it...

Well, with the "focus follows mouse" mode you can just move the mouse. Or, 
if you're lucky, the xterm window will pop up under the mouse already. Not 
exactly what you want, but pretty close with the existing system.

But I know what you mean. I have been annoyed by that affect, also. 
occasionaly, my password (or part of it) ends up in the clear in a new 
windows that pops up. ack! Fortunately, no one else was around...

So, for me, having to nudge my mouse less than half the time to account 
for this (by unchecking the aforementioned opiton) is ok.

BTW, that feature you request would be part of the windowing system, not 
the OS proper.


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