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Re: closing emacsclient always focuses another emacs window


From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: closing emacsclient always focuses another emacs window
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:53:31 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2014 21:30:41 +0700
>> From: Yuri Khan <address@hidden>
>> Cc: "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
>> 
>> On Sat, Mar 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 
>> > Can you please clarify what focus change you'd like to avoid, exactly?
>> > I couldn't understand that from your original message.  When a frame
>> > created by emacsclient is deleted, that frame no longer exists, so
>> > it's not clear to me how could Emacs _not_ switch the focus to some
>> > other frame.
>> 
>> Emacs could leave it to the window manager to decide which other
>> window to focus. Which it in fact does on my machine (Xubuntu Saucy;
>> GNU Emacs 24.3.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.8.2) of
>> 2013-07-27 on roseapple, modified by Debian; i3 window manager).
>
> How would that help?  And what is the problem in the first place,
> anyway?  Why does it matter who or what decides which other frame to
> give focus to?

Surprised you would take that position.
Focus management is best controlled by the WM.
Fvwm, for example, has a lot of focus knobs to twist.
Emacs is just one of the windows on a users screen.
A user is looking for uniform control of all the windows.

-- 
Dan Espen


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