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Old 06-26-2004, 12:52 AM   #1
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Fedora Core 2 mouse over window selection

In FC1, when you have mouse over changing window focus, even if you click on something on the window in the background, it wont come to the forground (a good thing) until you click on the title bar. FC2 doesnt do this. Does anyone know how to get back to the FC1 mode with FC2??
Old 06-26-2004, 06:44 AM   #2
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I'm probably trollig here, but if you like to have control of your windows, you might want to try a WM like enlightenment, fluxbox etc. In flux you get 6 layers to put your windows into, so you can have them right where you want them. I think FC2 uses metacity, which gives you zip.
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I've used Enlightenment and Blackbox, but Gnome (at least for fc1) had almost everything that I really liked. I'd get frustrated with Enlightenment and blackbox because I couldnt quickly figure out how to get the things I liked in gnome into Enlightenment.

As for the window selection, is there a config file somewhere that I can edit? The graphical window editor in gnome doesnt have very much control at all.
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I believe this is a change in recent versions of metacity, and nothing you can do about it in FC2. Might be wrong.

Generally the way to power-tweak the settings would be to run gconf-editor, and go to apps->metacity->general. (Warning: mess with gconf-editor at your own risk.)

[I'm a fan of sloppy focus, and it seems like gnome would like to get rid of this altogether.]

Since it's a gnome/metacity issue, you might ask over at gnome-list .


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