Re: [wmii] Focus bug

From: Jeremy Maitin-Shepard <>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:24:56 -0500

"Anselm R. Garbe" <> writes:

> On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 03:55:10AM -0500, Kris Maglione wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 09:17:07AM +0100, Denis Grelich wrote:
>> >Situation: two windows, one with focus, one without. Press any button,
>> >but don't release, over the focused window. Move the cursor over the
>> >other window. The focus does not follow!
>> I assume that you consider this a wmii bug? The focus doesn't follow
>> because while the pointer is down, the X server doesn't generate any
>> Enter of Leave events, so there's no way to know that the mouse has
>> moved from one window to another. I suppose that this is an X "feature".

> Indeed this is no bug, it is rather an X feature. Can't remember
> how windows handles this, but I won't expect much different
> behavior in different environments.

I don't believe what you say is true. I believe that EnterNotify and
LeaveNotify events do get generated once the grab is released. Thus, it
seems that it may just be a bug in wmii focus handling.

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard
Received on Thu Feb 22 2007 - 17:26:30 UTC

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