changing windows without clicking

Marius Gedminas marius at
Wed Apr 5 18:10:04 UTC 2006

On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 09:45:12PM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 08:39:52PM +0930, Karl Goetz wrote:
> > I got a dual head setup running more-or-less over teh weekend, along
> > with x2x.
> > What I'm after is that instead of needing to click or alt-tab to change
> > windows, i can move the mouse over onto the new window and it activates.
> > I thought gnome had an option to do this, am i correct in that?
> When I was trying to get that going on my shiny Ubuntu setup quite some time
> ago, I was informed that the default window manager didn't support
> focus-to-pointer, so I switched to Sawfish and there was an option to
> enable this, and now I'm a happy non-clicker.

The default GNOME window manager (Metacity) supports focus-follows-mouse.

Marius Gedminas
2B OR NOT 2B == FF
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