[openbox] focus follows mouse and keybinding raise/lower window

Clay Barnes clay.barnes at gmail.com
Tue May 9 01:58:33 EDT 2006

On 07:07 Tue 09 May     , Mikael Magnusson wrote:
> On Mon, 8 May 2006, Emile Snyder wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >From the FAQ:
> >
> >Q: When I lower, raise or move windows with a keybinding, focus doesn't
> >follow the mouse!
> >A: This is a feature, how large is the chance that the mouse
> >accidentally enters a window you want to focus when you move or
> >lower/raise something?
> >
> >Uhh, for me, 99% because I'm always sending windows to the back of the
> >stack to *get at what's behind them*.  I've switched to openbox recently
> >because blackbox makes my gnome panel based desktop take forever to
> >start up (presumably because it's waiting for a session type connection
> >to time out since blackbox doesn't support sessions?).  The focus issue
> >is a deal killer to me.
> >
> >Can one of the openbox hackers point me quickly to which source file I
> >should poke around in to change this behavior?
> If you bind lower to a mouse button, which is reasonable if you want focus 
> to change based on the mouse pointer's position, focus will in fact change 
> to the window that the mouse pointer is over after your window has 
> lowered. If you are working only with the keyboard, how do you make sure 
> the mouse pointer is where you want, do you move it first and then press a 
> keyboard binding??? Why not use Next/PreviousWindow?
Strict ordering regardless of order of focus (including other windows
not in the "stack") is a barrier to the next/prev. window idea.

And with the mouse, it's possible Emile doesn't have a button to spare.

I'm not saying it should be a mainline change, but I do see why an
individual change would be warrented.

> >Thanks,
> >-Emile Snyder
> >
> >
> --
> Mikael Magnusson

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