Re: Auto and menus

Erik Demaine (
Sat, 25 Sep 1999 11:50:14 -0400 (EDT)

Today Erik Demaine wrote:

> Maybe this is an unavoidable "feature" but it makes Auto rather unusable...
> Try using pulldown menus (e.g., in Netscape, the main menus on top or the
> personal toolbar menus) or popup menus (if that's what they're called--
> what Netscape translates <SELECT>...</SELECT> into) with Auto enabled.
> They disappear after less than a second.  I believe it's the usual timeout
> for when to autoraise a window, although it seems to vary a little.
> The point is that you have extremely little time to select a menu entry--
> you have to be better skilled than I at moving and clicking quick.

On Sat, 25 Sep 1999, jack wrote:

> Try removing `Auto {time}' from your autoexec and add 
> `AutoRaise {time}' to your feel file.

Thanks, that works nicely.  (What's the point of an Auto module, then, if it's
a builtin feature of afterstep? :->)

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