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starting a new window on empty desktop with focus-follows-mouse makes for non...


Description Lasse Bigum 2005-01-17 18:22:52 CET
When I enable "Focus follows mouse", and go to an empty desktop, and start a new (for instance) 
Terminal with a shortcut I've made, and my mouse is in another area than where the windows pops up, 
I am unable to ALT-Tab to it.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to empty desktop, enable "focus follows mouse", find some way to start a program (Terminal for 
instance) so that the mouse is not pointing to the window when it starts.
2. Start Terminal
3. Try to ALT-Tab to it is not possible

Actual Results:  
Could not ALT-Tab to window

Expected Results:  
Expected to be able to ALT-Tab to window
Comment 1 Brian J. Tarricone (not reading bugmail) 2005-01-17 18:29:32 CET
not xfdesktop - olivier, could you look at this?
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2005-01-17 20:17:31 CET
This is the normal behaviour. Alt+Tab is for switching between windows, if you
have only one single window, there is no other windows to switch to/from.

I bet you disabled "Automatically give focus to newly created windows" so I see
no bug here.
Comment 3 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2005-01-17 20:33:19 CET
Created attachment 151 
Patch to allow alt+tab when only one single window is present.
Comment 4 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2005-01-17 20:33:51 CET
Resolving - Fix in CVS both branches.
Comment 5 Lasse Bigum 2005-01-18 13:55:22 CET
Uh, that would make sense then, as both XFCE and fluxbox had this behaviour. But I am glad you 
would fix it though!

Have not tested it yet, but at it seems rather trivial to fix, I'll change it to "VERIFIED".

Thanks for the quick reply and ditto action :-]

Bug #700

Reported by:
Lasse Bigum
Reported on: 2005-01-17
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


Olivier Fourdan
CC List:
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