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Re: x-autoselect-window

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: x-autoselect-window
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 21:25:33 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Pavel =?iso-8859-2?q?Jan=EDk?=)
> Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 19:14:26 +0100
>    >   - Does anyone else see that sometimes, especially when the mouse is
>    >     moved very quickly from one window to another, the cursor shape and
>    >     mode line don't show the other window was selected until you
>    >     actually type something, or move the cursor?  Tracing through the
>    >     code, I see that Fselect_window is being called, but the display
>    >     doesn't refresh until I press some key.
> I do not see this, because I use blink-cursor-mode, but when I set it to
> default values, I see that problem too.

It figures: I think blink-cursor-mode causes more frequent redisplays.

>    >   - I don't understand why does the test for calling Fselect_window
>    >     insist on comparing the window, where the mouse pointer is, with
>    >     the last window where we saw the mouse pointer.  Why isn't it
>    >     enough to compare only with the selected window?
> Example: you have two windows. You will move mouse to the other one, it
> will be autoselected. Then you will do C-x o but the mouse pointer will
> stay in the autoselected window. You will tap to the keyboard, mouse will
> be moved slightly, the window will be autoselected again, but you are
> writing to the other window (you used C-x o to switch to it,
> remember?). This tries to prevent this.

Ah, okay.  Thanks for explaining.

>    >   - Finally, the name x-autoselect-window seems unnecessarily
>    >     X-specific.  Since the goal is to support this not only on X, I
>    >     wonder whether we should have a more neutral name, like
>    >     mouse-autoselect-window or something.
> I have nothing to say here. Maybe only autoselect-window or something like
> that, because you can you tablet or even keyboard to move the
> pointer. I wanted to name it to better reflect focus-follows-mouse (because
> it is used in window managers terminology), but could not find the right
> name.

How about window-selection-follows-mouse?

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