Bruce Miller mistercool at adelphia.net
Sun Mar 6 14:25:51 CET 2005

Bob Hepple wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm making the move from fvwm2 to xfce but there are just a couple of
> things that still make me homesick.
> eg. is there anything like fvwm2's Raise/Lower function in xfce?
> For example, in fvwm2 I can have an ALT-Button1 click raise a window to
> the top, or if already top, then lower it. This is just soooooo nice!!
> It seems that xfce can only raise, not the smarter "raise or lower if
> already top".

Clicking left on a window border raises it, and clicking middle[*] lowers;
it's not the `smart' toggle, but its easy to get used to.

[*] ... oh, and if your fingers are sloppy, you'll quickly discover
that the mouse wheel will shade/unshade, which I find to be a cool metaphor!

On a related note, probably my only peave with xfwm4 is that it raises windows
on button press, unconditionally -- ie. even if you're just moving the window.
I'd like to be able to move windows without changing the stacking order,
but a `simple' click _would_ raise the window.

The logic would be something like: putting the raise function on the button release
handler, instead of button press, but only raising if there wasn't a preceding
move operation.   Granted, the code is a bit messier, but the current behaviour
is messier for the user to try to get the windows stacked back where you want them.

Is something like this (optionally) possible? Or does it go against the
philosophy of xfwm?


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