Mouse over Window ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by maradong, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. maradong macrumors 65816

    maradong

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    #1
    Anybody ever heart of the "mouse over window" feature in mac os x ?
    I use it on a daily base on linux and it is the only thing i am missing in mac os x .
    anybody got an idea ?
    thx
     
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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  3. maradong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well if you point the mother over a window, lets call it x
    x gets active, that means the window is in the foreground. This results in that you don t have to klick onm every window to make it active.
     
  4. joeyjojoe macrumors regular

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    i think its called x-active, at least thats what its called in windows and kde (i think).

    i don't see it on versiontracker.
     
  5. maradong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    anybody else things this would be an interesting feature ?
    anybody got an idea on how to switch that on. ?
     
  6. stoid macrumors 601

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    Expose will help with this, and you can at least perform window commands on background windows like close, dockify, and change size with the green friend.

    While this feature would be cool, I don't think Apple will ever impliment. To a beginning user especially, I think that it would just be confusing. I personally would be interested in trying it out although it might make me think I am under attack!!
     
  7. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    I agree this feature would be very confusing for the beginner, thus Apple would never impliment it (think the one-button mouse fiasco). Personally, when I first experienced it on Linux, I was very confused, but after using it awhile, have come to like it. Perhaps a shareware app could make it happen....
     
  8. Stike macrumors 65816

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    This is something that still annoys me from time to time on MacOS... AND Windows.

    On Amiga, I used to DOUBLE-click a window to get it into the foreground, and used a SINGLE click to activate it.
    This way, I never had floating windows on the Amiga: Your favourite window was on top, and you could work on others being in the background. By a simple double/single click difference.
     
  9. benixau macrumors 65816

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    a 3rd party app could do it all.
    just if i wrote it i would want some retribution. maybe someone out there is good enough in cocoa to do it and do it so well and, to them, easily that they will make it freeware: a prefpane would be preferable and requires very little extra code (even i can do that sort of stuff (prefpanes - not replicate x-active))
     

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