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Subject: RE: Design strategies for CSS BOY screens
From: Emmanuel Mayssat <emayssat@outlook.com>
To: "Sinclair, John William" <sinclairjw@ornl.gov>, Emma Shepherd <emma.shepherd@synchrotron.org.au>, "tom.cobb@diamond.ac.uk" <tom.cobb@diamond.ac.uk>, EPICS mailing list <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:05:55 -0800
> I have always used a window manager that allows me to click in a window without the window manager popping up the window being clicked. In this scenario, a large window is being displayed and I click a button to bring up one or several small related displays. I interact with the related displays and then interact (by clicking) in the larger window. For my configuration, when I do this (interact with the larger window) , it does not pop-up and occlude the small related displays. Over the years I have observed many sites that do not configure this behavior. Instead they have things configured so clicking in the larger window does cause it to pop up, covering up all the small related display windows. I could never imagine how one could live with this behavior.
>
> So, my question is: How do you have your window manager configured? The way I described my configuration or a configuration that gives the behavior you would get from, for example, Microsoft Windows.

Two ways:
1/ Configure your windows manager so that the focus follows the mouse pointer
Note: The windows manager changes the behavior of all windows on the virtual desktop (all workspaces)

2/ If you want the behavior to be specific to only an application or even a window, use a window matching utility (like devilspie on linux) that runs as a daemon
Then you can set that behavior for only a specific application (in your case eclipse or Boy).

--
Emmanuel

References:
Design strategies for CSS BOY screens tom.cobb
RE: Design strategies for CSS BOY screens Emma Shepherd
RE: Design strategies for CSS BOY screens Sinclair, John William

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