[xmonad] Possilbe Bug: Wrong frame got focus when switching workspaces

Spencer Janssen sjanssen at cse.unl.edu
Sat May 10 17:28:50 EDT 2008

On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 11:07:39PM +0200, Dominik Bruhn wrote:
> Hy,
> im not sure if this is a bug, a configuration issue or nothing of this:
> How to reproduce:
> 1. Get a "Tall" Layout on one workspace (say workspace 1) and open at least two
> windows.
> 2. Move the mouse over on of the Windows on the first workspace (take the left
> one). Let the pointer stay there.
> 3. Switch to another workspace. 
> 4. Move the pointer to the right so that it will be over the second window (the
> right one) if you switch back
> 5. Switch back to the first workspace.
> What is expected:
> The right window should be focused.
> What happens:
> The left window still has the focus as long as you dont move the mouse out of
> the right window and into it again the focus stays on the left window.
> Does anybody understand what I want to tell?
> Thanks anyway.
> -- 
> Dominik Bruhn
> mailto: dominik at dbruhn.de

The behavior is intentional.  We only change focus with the mouse when the
pointer crosses the borders of a currently visible window.  This way the user
can move the mouse about on one workspace without worrying which window will
become focused on another workspace.

Spencer Janssen

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