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Make Gimp and other X11 programs more useable
Authored by: LostInSpace2011 on Aug 19, '09 05:15:31PM

For MacOS 10.4 Tiger and MacOS 10.5 Leopard:
defaults write com.apple.x11 wm_ffm -bool false
defaults write com.apple.x11 wm_click_through -bool true

For MacOS 10.5 Leopard with updates from XQuartz:
defaults write org.x.X11 wm_ffm -bool false
defaults write org.x.X11 wm_click_through -bool true



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Make Gimp and other X11 programs more useable
Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 20, '09 10:43:36AM

Good, but you're changing two things here. The "ffm" option is "focus follows mouse", which many long-time Unix users -- particularly those who used Irix -- will remember fondly.

It drives me nuts to have to click in a window to give it focus -- especially given that the newly focussed window pops to the front. I often find myself typing in a smaller window, referring to one or more larger Web browser windows. I wish focus follows mouse were an option for regular OS X apps, but quite often I revert to using X11 apps, rather than the native Mac apps.



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Make Gimp and other X11 programs more useable
Authored by: stephb on Aug 27, '09 10:39:24AM

Just to clarify, in the X11 (shown in Finder Get Info as version 2.0) that was installed on my OS X 10.5.7, these commands did not work:

defaults write com.apple.x11 wm_ffm -bool false
defaults write com.apple.x11 wm_click_through -bool true

But this version did:

defaults write org.x.X11 wm_click_through -bool true

Thanks for the hint and comments!



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