[openbox] sloppy focus "stealing"

Anthony Thyssen A.Thyssen at griffith.edu.au
Thu May 19 22:09:17 EDT 2011

On Thu, 19 May 2011 11:00:38 +0100
Paul <openboxml023478 at rainslide.net> wrote:
| On Sun, May 01, 2011 at 10:15:43AM +1000, Anthony Thyssen wrote:
| >PS: Actually I hate auto raise and I often type into partly obsured
| >windows.  For example I often layer terminal windows (to lots of
| >different hosts, as I am a system administrator) so only the bottom few
| >lines are visible I can then move the mouse an type into each window
| >as needed without needing to re-layer my windows (and obsuring other
| >information windows.   I have been doing this for twenty years!
| You'd might like to use something like this, which has the effect of a usual alt-tab, but doesn't bring the destination window to the front, so you can switch between terminal windows with the keyboard and not lose your carefully placed stacking order:
|      <keybind key="W-Tab">
|        <action name="NextWindow">
|          <finalactions>
|            <action name="Focus"/>
|            <action name="Unshade"/>
|          </finalactions>
|        </action>
|      </keybind>
|      <keybind key="W-S-Tab">
|        <action name="PreviousWindow"/>
|        <finalactions>
|          <action name="Focus"/>
|          <action name="Unshade"/>
|        </finalactions>
|      </keybind>

Niffy, though I prefer the mouse to always indicate the current window.

  Anthony Thyssen ( System Programmer )    <A.Thyssen at griffith.edu.au>
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