raise window on-click
rbpark at ualberta.ca
Tue Nov 25 07:58:32 UTC 2003
Gordon Messmer wrote:
> Rob Park wrote:
>> BUT, sometimes I DO want to raise the window, and it's *so* much
>> easier to be able to click anywhere than to be restricted to the title
> Alt + Mouse 1
> Problem solved.
This is not a solution. Why do I have to hold down the ALT button to
perform an action that I previously did NOT have to hold the ALT button
for? Just because? That's not a good reason.
>> Actually, now that I'm ranting about it anyway, GNOME really needs a
>> "focus strictly under mouse" mode, not "focus follows mouse, poorly"
>> as is currently implemented. There's nothing I hate more than writing
>> an email, and having some error dialog box pop up, but disappear too
>> quickly to read because I was typing, it stole my focus, and I pressed
>> the space bar, which selected the default action. That dialog box,
>> whatever it was, just did something that I might not have wanted it to
>> do, and it might be irreversible, and I might never know what it was.
> I agree that this is a serious problem. I don't know if it's the window
> manager's fault though. It might be fixed by never assigning key
> shortcuts to buttons in "alert" style dialog boxes (that is, ones that
> open without the user specifically requesting them to open, from a menu
> or such) or at the very least, delaying the binding of a key to the
> default button for several seconds.
The problem there, though, is that the new window will still have
keyboard focus, meaning that whatever I was typing doesn't make it into
the window I was trying to type it into. I want to continue writing
whatever I'm writing, for as long as I want, and I'll deal with the
message dialog when I feel like it.
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