WM behaviour on wheel, focus, and raise
emailmoo at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 01:59:56 CEST 2005
Thanks works great. Exactly what I was looking for.
Maybe the description of raise_with_any_button should change to:
"...to raise a window only when clicked with the left, right, or
middle mouse button."
Since not just left button raise the window.
Anyways, it worked. Many thanks.
On 6/29/05, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at xfce.org> wrote:
> 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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