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Old 11-28-2005, 02:15 AM   #1
Andreal
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Focus follows mouse...


Hi there, I am new to linux and wanted some help configuring the windows on my system. I use Fedora Core 4 and a Gnome interface.

I read in a tutorial I am reading to learn linux that using "focus follows mouse" can be helpful in a linux environment. After some research into this I really like the idea.

The problem is I can't seem to get it to work properly. What I can get at the moment is when my mouse is over it window it has focus, however if I click inside the window it pops to the front. I want it to be as I was told it should be in that I have to click the bar at the top to give it focus. I want to be able to copy text from one window to a window in front of it and such.

Anybody please help, I feel I have tried everything!
 
Old 11-28-2005, 08:24 PM   #2
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Try in the Desktop Preferences menu, and select Windows.

I don't know about your problem though, because I find focus follows mouse to be a complete pain in the backside.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
  


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