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Re: How can I stop emacs from stealing focus?


From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: How can I stop emacs from stealing focus?
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 08:50:34 -0800

On Feb 7, 2008 8:47 AM, Bruce Korb <address@hidden> wrote:
> When I type ``emacsclient filename'' my mouse will *ALWAYS* jump to
> the emacs window.
> It isn't just focus stealing, it is mouse moving, too.  Even across
> desktops.  Bad.
> Very, very bad.  I cannot even figure out how to stop this evil
> behavior.  Please:
>
> 1.  Tell me how I can get emacs to stop automatically doing things
> like this that
>      I simply do not want it to do
>
> 2.  make the setting findable with either "steal" or "focus" in the
> settings search.

Oh, I've got it:  I have to lie to emacs.  I have "focus follows
mouse" set "on" so that emacs knows the KDE window manager policy.  It
uses that information to steal the mouse and the focus.  By lying to
it, it leaves my mouse alone.  Thank you.




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