[xmonad] Emacs 23, Speedbar, XMonad 0.8.1, Wrong Window Focused

Spencer Janssen spencerjanssen at gmail.com
Mon May 4 14:17:40 EDT 2009

On Sun, May 03, 2009 at 10:41:56AM -0500, aditya siram wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am currently having a problem with XMonad correctly switching focus from
> the Speedbar ( in File mode ) and the editing window. Choosing a file in the
> Speedbar loads that file into the editing window but XMonad's focus stays in
> the speedbar. Surprisingly I can edit and navigate the file just fine in the
> editing window ( meaning all my keypress events are caught by the editing
> window ), but XMonad still thinks that the Speedbar is the master window. If
> I now switch layouts the Speedbar truly becomes the master window, also the
> red border stays with the Speedbar while I am typing in the editing window.
> I then have to explicitly move focus ( using Alt-j etc ) to the editing
> window.
> In Buffer Mode, selecting a buffer in the Speedbar loads it in the editing
> window, but focus and keypress events correctly stay in the Speedbar window.
> Thanks,
> deech

Emacs is moving the focus illegally per the ICCCM.

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