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Mouse wheel focuses window


Description chewi 2004-12-20 23:27:04 CET
In previous versions of XFCE, you could use the mouse wheel on a window in the 
background and it would scroll without focusing. This no longer happens. The 
window now focuses, sending the windows in front to the background. This is 
particularly annoying when I have a chat window in the foreground and am trying 
to read a web page in the background at the same time. There is an option to 
turn off "click to focus" but I don't want to disable it altogether. I just 
want it to be disabled for the mouse wheel. I think the old behaviour makes 
more sense, don't you?
Comment 1 Jasper Huijsmans editbugs 2004-12-21 10:38:24 CET
Yeah, I think I'd prefer scrolling to not raise windows as well.
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2004-12-21 12:00:58 CET

    Add this line to your xfwm4rc file if you want to raise a window only when
clicked with the left mouse button. 
Comment 3 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2004-12-21 20:47:06 CET
PS: The file is $HOME/.config/xfce4/xfwm4/xfwm4rc

The option mentionned earlier gives just what you want, the old behaviour and
it's all documented in the Help screens :)

Bug #604

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Reported on: 2004-12-20
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


Olivier Fourdan
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