WM behaviour on wheel, focus, and raise

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Thu Jun 30 00:24:19 CEST 2005


I think you're looking for the "raise_with_any_button" option.

Please check the documentation:



On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 17:00 -0500, moo moo wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently tried xfce 4.2.2 and found it fascinating. However, I
> noticed a WM behaviour that is quite different from my experience on
> other X window managers, and this is a function that I found pretty
> handy on managing windows.
> In IceWM (,gnome, and many others as I remember), when a wheel mouse
> wheel up or down in a unfocused window, the scroll bar inside the
> window responses accordingly but does not raise nor become focused.
> Meanwhile, clicking inside a window does raise the window and become
> focused.
> The advantage of this is, for example, in Firefox one can scroll a
> textbox without clicking on it first, but simply place the mouse over
> the textbox. Another situation is one can scroll a background window
> and view its contents without loosing focus on the window working on.
> Which keeps the desktop clean, efficient, and "quiet". No extra
> redraws need to be done.
> In xfce window manager, I found it impossible to behave like this. In
> the Window manager preference setting utility, neither check/uncheck
> "Raise on click" helps, because "wheel" event is considered as
> "Click". If I check the option, window would raise when I scroll
> (which is undesired). If I unckeck, window would not raise when I
> click inside it (which is undesired, too). If we can separate wheel
> (Button 4 5) and Clicks (Button 1 2 3), the user can have more
> controll on the WM behaviour and a cleaner desktop.
> Regards,
> moowei
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