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Re: mouse-autoselect-window

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: mouse-autoselect-window
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 11:35:19 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 (Windows/20041206)

> Not sure I understand.
> 1. That does not select a window in another frame if you move the mouse to
> it, regardless of the setting of focus-follows-mouse (on MS Windows).

It should when you set `focus-follows-mouse' to non-nil and you have
tweaked the registry of Windows appropriately.

> 2. It doesn't change the behavior of window selection within the same frame
> (on MS Windows).

Hopefully not!

> On MS Windows, focus-follows-mouse has no effect. (So that
> sentence should also not be removed from the doc.)

The sentence would have been wrong after the bug got fixed.  But Jason
removed it already.

> I think your fix might be needed for GNU/Linux etc. - I don't know. Looking
> at it, it makes sense. But it does not address any issues I raised, AFAICT.

Did you apply it?  If not, please do and try to reproduce your problem.

> BTW (did I mention this?) - the doc string for focus-follows-mouse should
> say that it is about frames, not about focus in windows (which might be in
> the same frame).

The doc string doesn't talk about windows, it talks about window sytems
and window managers.  The crucial part of it is the second sentence:

    You should set this variable to tell Emacs how your window manager
    handles focus, since there is no way in general for Emacs to find out

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