focus issues

Matthew Weier OPhinney matthew-lists at
Tue May 6 19:32:48 CEST 2003

I'm using xfwm4 from 20030428; I'm running without xfce/taskbar/iconbox;
just the window manager (and mcs, of course). I am using epistrophy
(from openbox) to provide keybindings, such as switching between
workspaces, shading windows, switching between windows.

I've setup xfwm with the following focus settings:
    Focus follows mouse
    automatically give focus to newly created windows
    raise window when clicking on application window

When working on the same workspace, everything works as expected. When I
switch *between* workspaces, things get a little fuzzier.

I can't always reproduce it, but it appears to primarily occur when I
switch workspaces using keybindings. "It" is the following: even though
my pointer is over a particular window, it doesn't receive focus; this
happens even when that window is the only one present on that workspace.
I have to either click in the window or switch to it using a keybinding
in order to grab focus.

Has anyone else noticed this? If so, has it been corrected in CVS, or do
I need to keep observing until I can reproduce it?

Matthew Weier O'Phinney
matthew at

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