All I want for Christmas is focus follow mouse

Discussion in 'macOS' started by VTPete, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. VTPete macrumors member

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    #1
    I know, you're likely going to try and convince me that
    a) I need to give up
    b) The OS X paradigm just can't support it
    c) I'll get used to it

    But, if you, like me, have tried for 8 years to let go of your old X-Windows / Motif habits and buy into the Apple Way... and *still* wish you had it, please post!

    Am I the only one left in the world wanting this?

    -Pete
     
  2. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    me too... i would even settle for it working only when moving the mouse to another screen.

    horrible design, I end up not using my external monitor for apps/vms and using fullscreen spaces instead because the focus goes there when you move to the space using the trackpad.
     
  3. VTPete thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess what it boils down to is a lack of the common user even knowing such a thing has ever existed. Someone ought to create a YouTube video... "10 things that the world used to be able to do that were lost forever." It's hard for me to swallow the fact that my next computer might be an Ubuntu desktop simply because of this!
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Yes, I agree with you completely, I'd love to have focus-follows-mouse.

    Unless you are one of those people who thinks that the window on mouseover should auto-raise to become the top window, in which case you are a monster.
     
  5. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    oh well, auto-raise is all we can have in OSX anyway, so it's best than having to click click click like a barbarian :p

    ended up writing a small app that does it for me, kinda liking it :p
     
  6. VTPete thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, no! I would never, ever, ever want auto-raise! Anyone who does is clearly a monster indeed.
    Maybe I should add the keywords "Trump", "Drake" and "Swift" to this thread to get it noticed. There, I did it.
    -Pete

     

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