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focus follows mouse does not work during selection


Description Heiko Schlichting 2013-02-22 15:53:43 CET
If "focus follows mouse" is enabled, I expect that the window under the mouse is always in focus. But if the mouse changes windows during selection, the wrong (=focused window when selection starts) remains in focus.

To reproduce:

* Open two windows (e.g. xfce4-terminal, xterm, konsole) and place them side by side.
* Start selection in one window and move mouse during selection (=keep mouse button pressed) into the other window.
* Start typing --> wrong window

Expected behaviour: the window below the mouse gets focus when selection ends (mouse button is released).
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2013-02-22 21:29:28 CET
Not a bug.

When selecting, the app has an active grab on the pointer and the WM won't receive the enter/leave events.
Comment 2 Heiko Schlichting 2013-02-22 23:25:19 CET
Thanks for your quick answer.

I'm sure you are right but as other window managers (e.g. in KDE) does not show this behavior there must be a way to prevent this. Maybe it is possible to set focus right after the selection.
Comment 3 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2013-02-23 08:34:50 CET
Yes, enter/leave events are emitted on ungrab, so updating focus could be achieved afterwards, but not during selecting.
Comment 4 Heiko Schlichting 2013-02-23 11:43:06 CET
Afterwards should be fully sufficient and a big win. The problem happen quite often if someone use a tiled window layout.
Comment 5 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-29 11:54:32 CEST
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Bug #9871

Reported by:
Heiko Schlichting
Reported on: 2013-02-22
Last modified on: 2020-05-29


Olivier Fourdan
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