Re: loss of focus with only one window open

Benjamin J. Tracy (
Tue, 5 Jan 1999 12:20:53 -0500 (EST)

> That's actually a very good question Ben, I should have clarified.  I start
> it from wharf.  Also, when I say that no other applications are running, I
> mean nothing on the WinList.  Pager is running, wharf is running with several
> Swallowed applications, WinList is running but isn't visible until I start
> the first application which opens it's own window on the desktop, which is
> when the annoying loss of focus occurs.

Sounds to me as if the problem might be that Winlist might be grabbing the
focus when it is first brought up.  What might be happening is there are
no items in the winlist, then you add one, and winlist is told to draw
itself, and it might grab the focus at that point.  It might even be
related to the ClickToFocus option... 

Any coders have ideas now that we've narrowed the problem down a bit?


> >
> > On Tue, 5 Jan 1999, Jeff Jadwin wrote:
> >
> > > This may not classify as a bug, but it can be downright annoying
> > > sometimes.  I first experienced it with AS that I was using with
> > > my RedHat 5.1 system.  I recently upgraded to 1.6.6 using the rpm, and
> > > it is still occuring.  It may even be an X thing, I'm really not sure.
> > > What happens is that when I start an app without any others running, the
> > > window quickly loses focus.  I can start an xterm, and if I'm quick I
> > > can type 2 or 3 charcters before it loses focus.  Then I have to click
> > > on it to regain the focus (I use ClickToFocus in my feel) and everything
> > > is ok.  As long as I have at least one window open already, it doesn't
> > > happen, but if I close out all windows then start one, it quickly loses
> > > the focus.  Has anyone else experienced this behavior?
> > >
> > >         Jeff
> >
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