GNOME and the way forward
Posted Aug 18, 2005 8:30 UTC (Thu) by spitzak
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Keyboard navigation can be made to work in a strict focus-follows-pointer
by *moving* the pointer. I have done this in flwm and it seems to work
very well. When shortcuts are used to move the focus the mouse is moved
to the nearest point in the window, plus a few pixels.
If windows are able to grab focus on creation, the mouse can also be
moved into it. However I believe that in focus-follows-pointer this
behavior is never wanted, and in fact the opposite, moving the mouse out
of the way of the new window automatically, may be better. However I have
not tried this.
People really are thrown off if a focus-follows-pointer if at times the
focus and pointer do not match. Do not do it.
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