Re: Want follow-focus, not sloppy-focus (?)

James (james@piku.org.uk)
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 07:20:17 +0100 (BST)


Hello Don MacQueen. It was Yesterday when you wrote:

| When I first start AfterStep, if I move the mouse from A to the part
| of B that is on top of A, focus switches to B like I expect it to.
| But, sometime later this changes, and focus won't switch to B until I
| move the mouse to a part of B that is _not_ over A. This doesn't make
| sense, especially the fact that the behavior changes.

Does this happen totally at random, and is something you can't
reproduce when you want it to?

I've noticed a similar thing with most versions of AS I've ever used.
99% of the time moving from one window to another will raise the second
window and give it focus, however sometimes the window doesn't raise,
it just gets focus and I have to move off it and then back on before it
gets raised.

If this is a real bug, and not something to do with my installation,
it'll probably be something to do with the way AS won't immediately
raise a window if a new one pops up over part of it (like the Netscape download
windows. When one appears, it remains on the top even if your mouse
isn't over it - which is correct). Then again I've not looked at the AS
source...

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