More flexible new window focus setting would be nice

Jarno Suni j_suni at
Fri Feb 20 10:39:50 CET 2009

--- On Fri, 2/20/09, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at> wrote:

> Huh? Are you advocating for removal of that option? 
> Really,
> that does
> not make much sense, of course a user may want to focus
> newly created
> windows even in focus follow mouse (I'd go as far to
> say that's even a
> very sane default)

If mouse is hovering some other window than the newly created window when it is created, the hovered window should be focused according to focus follows mouse policy. I am not fan of the focus follows mouse policy, but if someone wants to use it, I would not remove it.

> Patch welcome. Even better, there is some documentation
> effort that is
> being discussed, contributing to the documentation would be
> definitely
> helpful, we suck at that, big time ;)

I can't write the documentation because I don't fully understand the meaning of those window manager tweaks settings for focus. If I remember right, applications can override these settings. As for patches, I need some tutoring.


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