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View Poll Results: Which Mouse Focus Behavior do you Prefer in Linux?
Click 35 23.18%
Click (with Auto-raise) 49 32.45%
Mouse 19 12.58%
Mouse (with Auto-raise) 13 8.61%
Sloppy 23 15.23%
Sloppy (with Auto-raise) 12 7.95%
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:46 PM   #31
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Sloppy! My 人差し指 (the second finger, I don't know English name) is not so tough. Not auto-raise. Sometime I want to keep my firefox under my terminal.

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Old 03-07-2018, 08:37 AM   #32
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window w/ focus = the active window (the one a user is connected to or the one a user can modify with an interface)
"click" behavior = focus belongs to last window clicked (mouse behavior of typical desktop environments: xfce, kde, gnome, blackbox, fluxbox, etc)
"mouse" behavior = focus belongs to window with mouse hovering on top (twm behavior and behavior of xinit w/ no window manager)
"sloppy" behavior = focus on last window mouse hovered over (not the default behavior of any window manager I'm familiar with)
"auto-raise" feature = window with focus will rise above other windows automatically (as opposed to a window having focus but can still be below other windows and some of the graphics may be hidden unless a user hovers over part of the window for a preset period of time)

Meh-- you're welcome.
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:44 PM   #33
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I presume option 3 "Mouse" means: focus follows the mouse WITHOUT auto-raise.

Give it try folks. You can slide the mouse from the top window to a background window, often displayed en echelon, with a little edge showing at the left and bottom of the screen. The focus follows the mouse so you can type into the background window while still viewing the top window.

It may be confusing at first but it's convenient because you can then view the output of a command from the top screen while composing a command at the prompt on the background screen.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:23 PM   #34
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Try Plasma desktop for easy switching between focus styles. (styles?)
(No idea about other DE's)

Focus follows mouse (hover controlled focus) is the only logical choice and window raise requires ALT+ click.

When I wish to read from one window and type in another the automatic nonsense screws me royaly.

There's already too much clicking! Stop it with the clikcing please. Ever heard of RSI? Yeah - TOO much clicking causes that! Just use your keyboard to switch windows. In fact, just use your keyboard to do most things.

Fortunately, at home I use a desktop that lets you focus where you need.
Unfortunately, at work have to use Windonts where you can change almost nothing. You're stuck with most of someone else's idea of ideal. I think I have RSI while @ work....

Go free!

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Originally Posted by mzilikazi View Post
There's already too much clicking! Stop it with the clikcing please. Ever heard of RSI? Yeah - TOO much clicking causes that! Just use your keyboard to switch windows.
some people also choose to use the keyboard to change focus - even less clicking.
i like the pointer to just get out of the way most of the time. in that case, hover controlled focus is a giant pita.


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