Defaults -- FocusFollowsMouse for terminal

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by mac2x, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. mac2x macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2009
    Hi all,

    So yesterday I unboxed my new retina MBP. I love love love this machine...

    However, since I am also a big Linux user, I kinda miss autofocus, so on my Macs I always have turned focus follows mouse on for Terminal. Unfortunately, it isn't working. I've tried all the the possible permutations of command I can find, including the one that works fine on the Mavericks install I have on a partition on my old MBP. Doesn't work.

    If I look at the property list, it shows a new field called FocusFollowsMouse, but this field is removed the instant Terminal is relaunched. What am I missing? Various searches turned up nothing.

  2. cerberusss macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2013
    The Netherlands
    Get iTerm2, which implements something like that.

    It also implements split terminals besides tabs, and has a zillion other configuration items.
  3. snarfquest macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2013
    Yep.. I second iTerm2. For any Unix/Linux/Solaris person/admin/etc that likes a really good term with focus follows mouse and a lot of other features.
  4. aggri1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2010
    Anyone have a general FocusFollowsMouse tool for Mac OS X yet? I also miss that feature, after using it in Linux and then WinXP (via an MS PowerToy - yeah what a name).
  5. CarreraGuy macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2013

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