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[Bug 781931] Re: New windows are moved to front but don't take focus


Id like to suggest a solution.

I find that since Unity and global menus I tend to do a lot of clicking
on the app somewhere to gain focus then activate the correct global
menu. I seem to be clicking a lot more than before. Also when you close
an app the next app below does not have focus either. Click on it again
and now you have focus. Why not auto focus to the below app?

Could we instead have an option to have windows follow mouse focus? It
solves a few problems:

Nautilus opens and has focus under your mouse
closed apps immediately give background apps focus
any app you move your mouse to activates the desired global menu and hud

It's already intuitive as I often have a terminal window in the
foreground with scrollable text in a window below. But just mouse over
the background app and scroll wheel scrolls the text. I also use the
mouse focus option in terminator, wherever the mouse is is where the
focus is.


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