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    Xubuntu focus behaviour broken?

    Either they've broken the focus behaviour, or I've lost a setting somewhere.
    For years, I have been set up so that although clicking a window (anywhere in the window) gives it focus and raises it, using the scrollwheel scrolls whichever window it's over without giving it focus. I installed 14.10 and don't seem to be able to configure this behaviour any more. If I select "Raise on click" in the settings , then the scrollwheel also focuses and raises the window. I want "raise on click" but not "raise on scroll".

    Have they changed the way XFCE works, or am I missing a setting somewhere? Can anyone point me to where I can configure this, please.
    Last edited by The Cog; March 15th, 2014 at 12:27 PM.

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    Re: Xubuntu focus behaviour broken?

    I wonder if that is a function in xfce-4.10. I am using Xubuntu 12.04 but use the ppa for xfce-4.10, and my system does what yours is doing, ie scrolling in a background window also focuses the window.

    I can't remember what xfce-4.8 used to do.
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    Re: Xubuntu focus behaviour broken?

    Try unchecking the "Raise windows when any mouse button is pressed" setting in Window Manager Tweaks -> Accessibility.

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    Re: Xubuntu focus behaviour broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toz View Post
    Try unchecking the "Raise windows when any mouse button is pressed" setting in Window Manager Tweaks -> Accessibility.
    Aaah! Thank you so much, Toz. That was it.
    It feels so much more comfortable now - like an old shoe.

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    Re: Xubuntu focus behaviour broken?

    Not sure I'm following - but does unchecking Raise on Focus in Window Manager do what you want. I can scroll hexchat/firefox underneath settings manager with that disabled.

    ninja'd by the cog

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    Re: Xubuntu focus behaviour broken?

    No, raise on focus seems to be something different though I'm not sure what.
    Scrolling a large reference doc (e.g. a maximised web page) behind a smaller window where I'm trying things out is indeed the way I like to work.

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    Re: Xubuntu focus behaviour broken?

    I did not even realise how useful it could be to scroll a background document and keep, for example, a dialogue box focused in the foreground.

    Thanks for the tweak.
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    Re: Xubuntu focus behaviour broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    I did not even realise how useful it could be to scroll a background document and keep, for example, a dialogue box focused in the foreground.

    Thanks for the tweak.
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    Re: Xubuntu focus behaviour broken?

    This "feature" is one of the things I always miss when I have to use Windows...

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