raise window on-click

Ryan Daly daly at ctcnet.net
Tue Nov 25 01:31:04 UTC 2003

On Mon, 2003-11-24 at 20:15, Ben Steeves wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-11-24 at 21:09, Iain Buchanan wrote:
> > I can't find out how to make a mouse click (other than on the title bar)
> > raise the window.  It "used to" happen in Shrike, but I can't remember
> > if I did something in particular for that behaviour.  My "window
> > preferences" are simply 'select on mouse-over'.  Is it still possible?
> > 
> > I've searched menus, mailing lists, google etc, but found nothing.
> > 
> > gnome 2.4.0, metacity 2.6.3-1.
> Reporter, add thyself:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=106847

This was an issue some time ago.  See, default Unix window manager
behavior usually dictates that a click in the window itself does *not*
raise the window.  However, this was the default behavior in Gnome for
quite some time, until numerous people started complaining and filed a
bug report to get the action changed to the way it should be.

To get the action of clicking in a window to raise it, one should use
click-to-focus, not focus-follows-mouse.  Focus-follows-mouse mode now
only raises the window when clicking the border.

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