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authorElijah Newren <>2005-01-09 19:27:22 +0000
committerElijah Newren <>2005-01-09 19:27:22 +0000
commitbe29c6965339585b879f69cb5e804b9458da0087 (patch)
treebb3ff83deaf3396c7d19d57662a41f9ec4b743b6 /doc
parentc0924402d400d896f31932bc6e226ec166d2aed3 (diff)
Don't focus the panel on click. Fixes #160470 (and 100470 and removes the
2005-01-09 Elijah Newren <> Don't focus the panel on click. Fixes #160470 (and 100470 and removes the need for the hack from 128200) * doc/how-to-get-focus-right.txt: Update section on focusing non-decorated windows (specifically, DOCKS and DESKTOPS) * src/display.c (event_callback): don't focus dock windows on click
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diff --git a/doc/how-to-get-focus-right.txt b/doc/how-to-get-focus-right.txt
index 2f5da04..2f9f03e 100644
--- a/doc/how-to-get-focus-right.txt
+++ b/doc/how-to-get-focus-right.txt
@@ -76,9 +76,13 @@ and LeaveNotify events should be ignored (they can be generated
without using the mouse, for example, by grabs).
Finally, windows of type WM_DOCK or WM_DESKTOP (e.g. the desktop and
-the panel) present a special case. For all focus modes, we only focus
-these windows if the user clicks on them or uses Ctrl-Alt-Tab to
-navigate to them.
+the panel) present a special case, at least partially due to the lack
+of decorations. For WM_DESKTOP windows, we only focus them if the
+user explicitly requests it (e.g. clicks on the window, uses
+Ctrl-Alt-Tab to navigate to it, uses a keybinding to show the desktop,
+etc.). For WM_DOCK windows, we do not focus unless we receive a very
+explicit request (e.g. Ctrl-Alt-Tab or a _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW message;
+not normal clicks).
@@ -94,7 +98,8 @@ To read more about the bugs that inspired these choices:
- Ignoring EnterNotify and LeaveNotify events during keynav
- Not focusing panels
- (maybe a different bug?)
There were many bugs which had to be fixed to get all the above
working; they helped form these policies and/or show the difficulties