Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Sun Mar 6 14:34:30 CET 2005


I may be missing your point completely, but you can move windows without
raising them by simply using the right mouse button on the title bar...


On Sun, 2005-03-06 at 08:25 -0500, Bruce Miller wrote:
> 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?
> bruce
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