[openbox] focus behavior slow?

Brett Campbell brett at custom-tech.net
Sun Jan 11 12:30:31 EST 2004

> Using the following setting which I believe are default:

yep, they probably are.

> <focus>
>   <focusNew>yes</focusNew>
>   <followMouse>yes</followMouse>
>   <focusDelay>0</focusDelay>
>   <raiseOnFocus>no</raiseOnFocus>
> </focus>

i've never seen any of my machines (ranging from 75MHz to 1.6GHz) do
this.  Now, with the 75MHz thinkpad, which had 8MB RAM, i could move the
mouse all over the place, and the cursor wouldn't move for about 5-10
seconds while the machine was swapping ;) (running XFree 4.3 w/ bb).

do you hear your hard drive churning away the whole time? :)

unless you have some really old or malfunctioning hardware, the focus
will activate immediately upon the cursor entering the window.

i upgraded that old thinkpad to 40MB RAM (max) and it's much more
friendly and accommodating to a windowing environment.

> Often as my mouse moves from one window to the next, especially with
> overlapping windows, that the focus appears to not be able to keep up
> with my mouse.

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