FC2 Desktop wishlist: fix metacity focus bug: 115072

Trae McCombs occy at occy.net
Thu Dec 11 14:13:37 UTC 2003

On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 20:49, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-12-08 at 10:46, Trae McCombs wrote:
> > 
> > http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=115072
> > 
> So fix the bug (without introducing a different bug) - I tried, I didn't
> have much luck.

If you didn't already know, I can not code.  So telling me to fix the
bug is more than counter-productive.  I have contributed to the Free
Software / Open Source community in other ways that I've been able to

That being put aside...  My main point was, and is: Should we allow
broken software to permeate into Fedora.  

Just because you personally don't use Sloppy Focus with Click to Raise,
doesn't make it any less important.  

>From a users interface point of view, this is one of the more intuitive
focus methods.  Being forced to click on a title bar, or pressing the
alt key, isn't exactly a very intuitive thing.  Clicking anywhere in a
window to raise it, however, is. 

I guess I'm still amazed that you would rather break a very useful
feature in order to fix a bug that had been around for quite a while. 
Why should a feature be lost at the expense of someone else's bug?  

Further notes:
pekwm comes set with this focus mode by default.  I don't know how they
have gotten around the "dhtml" bug where getting rid of this focus
method fixes. (or if they did get around it).

*sigh*, I'm sure noone really cares about this, and most people that are
missing this method of focus are probably just simply clicking on the
title bar thinking it's something that could be fixed but that they
can't find how to set the option.


Trae McCombs
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