Re: [wmii] Sloppy focus?

From: Chris Foster <>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 20:25:22 +1000

On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 12:52:17AM -0500, Bill Puschmann wrote:
> Chris - It's like you've asked nicely for a flamewar... :)

Oops ;)

> 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).

Ok then. I presume you mean the IRC logs, since I don't remember an
argument about this on the mailing list...

> 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).

Clearly rewriting X isn't an option, and living with "click to focus" is
a real pain for some irritating mouse-driven applications... I'm just
surprised, because I thought the implementation in wmii-2.5 was more
than good enough. I'm not suggesting we reopen the old "why don't we
pass clicks through to the client" can of worms.

Oh well... guess I'll have to put up with it.
Received on Fri Mar 24 2006 - 11:25:29 UTC

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