[openbox] Openbox focus on dualhead system

Jamin W. Collins jcollins at asgardsrealm.net
Sat Sep 25 12:44:57 EDT 2004

On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 12:46:25PM +0200, David Anderson wrote:
> Hi again,
> I should perhaps add that this behavious is not unique to openbox. I 
> tried with a dual-Xfce display, and it exhibits the same glitch. I'll 
> also add that I'm still running on XFree86 (waiting for debian to switch :/
> It seems that even though the cursor switches from screen A to B, X 
> client applications see the cursor wrapping to the other side of screen 
> A. The focus seems to follow correctly for an instant (to screen B), but 
> then returns to the last focused window on screen A. Only when I click 
> to bring a window on screen B into focus is the switch actually noticed 
> by client apps.
> I'm going to test this on E16, as it seems that it is the only WM that 
> is truly multihead aware (so the brochure says anyway), to see how it 
> behaves. Maybe this is a glitch due to X itself, in which case I don't 
> really see what could be done except hope that Xorg doesn't have it.

Give Blackbox a shot, it handles Dual Head very well.

Jamin W. Collins

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