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Wed, 08 Nov 2006

Focus follows mouse in Metacity

A feature that I missed in Metacity (the default Window Manager of GNOME nowadays) since my old FVWM days is focus follows mouse. This is easily configured in Metacity as I found out today:

gconf-editor /apps/metacity/general/focus_mode

Set this to sloppy and your windows are focused whenever your mouse enters them.

While you're at it, you might want to also check auto_raise and set auto_raise_delay to 0, so that the focused windows raise to the front.

Update: Jasper just tells me that you can configure the same by going to System -> Preferences -> Windows in the Gnome menu.

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