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

Don MacQueen (
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 22:21:48 -0700

I can't reproduce it at will, but I'm not sure that it's random 
either. If anything,
it happens after a while. That is, not when I first start AS, but 
sometime later.
I'm pretty sure it happened with other window managers also, such as 
twm, fvwm2,
icewm. So maybe it's a problem with the X11 server. I don't know.

At 7:20 AM +0100 9/28/01, James wrote:
>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
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Don MacQueen
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