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X11: It depends on your window manager...
Authored by: terceiro on Oct 31, '03 11:42:01AM

Actually, focus-follows-mouse is the default behavior for X11. It is *not* the behavior of quartzwm, however. To test this, make a .xinitrc file with no window manager but do include one (or two) xterms. You'll see that, even with no window manager running, the focus does indeed follow the mouse. (This might only work in full-screen mode).

Just for fun, I'm running a full KDE installation under a full-screen Apple X11, and it works great -- including virtual desktops! I can switch between click-to-focus and focus-follows-mouse at will, easy as pie.

FWIW, I dislike focus-follows-mouse, simply because I'm not used to it.



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