Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Mon Dec 19 17:10:50 GMT 2005

On Mon, 19 Dec 2005 11:36:50 -0500
Eric Dunbar <eric.dunbar at> wrote:

> I think we're talking about different things here. I thought
> focus-follows-mouse was when you had the window auto-focused if the
> mouse was on it.

As I understand it, "focus follows mouse" focuses the window on mouseover.
See below.
> I've seen experiment where people would do that (mouse over brings
> window to front). 

I think you are confusing "focus" with "raise". For example, I can get
focus in a partially hidden window on mouseover, and type in that window
while referring to material in the window that is above it, partially
obscuring it. This can be very useful. In many window managers it is
possible to also have "autoraise" or "autoraise after interval", but these
are not the same as "focus follows mouse".


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