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Re: focus-follows-mouse

From: Sam Steingold
Subject: Re: focus-follows-mouse
Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 14:35:30 -0400
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David Kastrup wrote:
| "Sam Steingold" <address@hidden> writes:
|> GNU Emacs (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.8.20)
|>  of 2008-05-05 on nyc-qws-005
|>  '--with-x-toolkit=gtk' '--prefix=/mnt/office/dev/opt'
|> I just noticed that I need to click the mouse to switch the focus
|> between emacs windows (as opposed to emacs frames/X windows which are
|> switched between based on the mouse movement).
|> Even though the documentation of focus-follows-mouse makes it abundantly
|> clear that this is not the intent of the variable, I think it would be
|> better if emacs switched the emacs window focus based on mouse movement
|> when this variable is set to non-nil.
| I disagree since that makes the desktop inconsistent.  Even if Emacs
| could reliably ignore the window manager for such functions.

I think you misunderstood me. My suggestion makes the desktop _more_
What I am saying is:
I set focus-follows-mouse to t in emacs because I set my WM to "focus
follows mouse", i.e., when I switch between WM windows (emacs frames),
focus already follows the mouse.
what I _want_ is that when I move mouse between two emacs windows within
the same emacs frame (i.e., the same WM window, i.e., the WM does not
need to change anything), I want the focus to switch between the two
emacs windows as if by C-x o (or similar).
The behavior when focus-follows-mouse is nil should not change.
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