[pkg-fso-maint] have to switch windows back and forth after firefox, gimp, etc. exit
miles at gnu.org
Wed Dec 8 06:10:12 UTC 2010
Thomas Dickey <dickey at his.com> writes:
>> yes... (I noticed this a while back, and it's on my to-do list - appears
>> to be due to an xorg change, since it doesn't happen on my older systems).
> ...or application change - for example
Hmm, I've noticed this too, even when I'm only running
It seems fairly constistent, regardless of the apps involved though.
I do use metacity as a WM, which maybe is relevant.
Some additional data points:
(1) I've noticed that when a webpage in FF (or whatever) auto-refreshes
(e.g., to update the data based on a periodic timeout), while I'm
typing in another window xterm/emacs/..., then the window I'm
typing at will _lose the keyboard focus_!
(2) Typically I'll get this behavior when switching apps via Alt-TAB:
If just hit Alt-TAB quickly and then try to start typing, the old
window will lose the input focus, but the new window will _not_ get
the input focus (even though the new window visually seems to be
"selected"). To switch windows succesfully, I need to hit Alt-TAB,
and then _hold it down for a slight time_ before releasing. If I
do that, the newly selected window consistently gets the input focus.
This is really annoying, though I've not the faintest idea where to send
a bug report. My gut feeling is that it may be an xorg change though
(didn't the input system get rewritten recently... (what about the move
from mouse/keyboard drivers to evdev...?)
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