Re: [wmii] Sloppy focus?

From: Bill Puschmann <>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 00:52:17 -0500

Chris - It's like you've asked nicely for a flamewar... :)

This was discussed at great length a month or two ago. I'd suggest checking
the archives for the reasons for and against (mainly because I can't
remember them off the top of my head). Long story short: some people felt
the whole concept of sloppy focus was "braindead", but a lot of it came down
to technical reasons and lack of bonafide sloppy focus hooks within X (and
all sorts of triggers/signals being sent at the wrong times). So - either
live with a buggy system, rewrite X or just work with the click-to-focus (or
shortcut key to focus) model for the "time being" (and the "time being"
doesn't have an endpoint just yet).

On 3/23/06, Chris Foster <> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> What's the current status of sloppy focus? I fell in love with it when
> using wmii-2.5 but now it seems to have gone away. Are there plans to
> add it back in, or is it still there and I've just missed how to fix the
> setting?
> It seems to me that the current focus behaviour is a step backward,
> especially when forced to use floating apps like the gimp. (Mainly
> because of the old issues with not passing through mouse clicks to the
> application...)
> Thanks,
> ~Chris.
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