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Re: focus-follows-mouse should be nil by default on MS Windows

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: focus-follows-mouse should be nil by default on MS Windows
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 16:25:39 +0300

> Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 22:11:27 +0900 (JST)
> From: address@hidden
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> > Sorry, I'm confused now: could you please reiterate what was the
> > reason for the change you suggested?  If the focus is moved to the
> > specified frame, why does it make sense to leave the mouse pointer on
> > the previous frame?
> It is not necessary for the mouse pointer to point to "the
> previous frame" before "C-x 5 o" in the click-to-mouse setting.
> My point is that it is not natural to move the pointer though it
> is not necessary. (I think Alt-Tab on W32 doesn't move the
> pointer, either.)

Okay, but I think what Emacs does now is better.  Do we need to follow
bad example of Alt-TAB?

> Moreover, moving the mouse pointer is not the main objective of
> select-frame-set-input-focus or other-frame

Neither it's its objective to leave the pointer where it were.

> If mouse pointer movement were considered essential for
> other-frame, it would be done regardless of the value of
> focus-follows-mouse.

Please read the previous discussion about focus-follows-mouse: there,
Jan. D. explained that whatever Emacs does under focus-follows-mouse
is a hack intended to work around window managers that won't let us
change focus otherwise.  In other words, the fact that we move the
mouse pointer has nothing to do with what is deemed appropriate wrt to
where the mouse pointer should be positioned.

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