Re: Dropping sloppy focus support - how soon?

I want to chime in here with my two cents:
I agree.  Let sloppy-focus be an unsupported, gconf-only option, because honestly, most people shouldn't use it. But I'm willing to put up with the bugs (ok, I don't notice them, but I believe they're there) that it exposes in X or whatever, and I'm willing to have things like "Click anywhere to raise" be disabled (really!-- i totally see the point of it, because it's great for non-sloppy-focus users, and I'm getting used to it anyway) ...

But I do like the sloppyfocus and would miss it if it went away. This is another example of where "choosing sane defaults and letting weirdos like me do their weird things" can work out best for everyone, I think. I hope.


On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 16:40 +0000, Alberto Manuel Brandão Simões wrote:

Entering the discussion, if the reason to remove sloppy focus is their 
bugs, then we must remove all gnome :-)

Now, seriously, it is better to have it with bugs than to make people 
change to other window managers :-)

Just my 5 cents.

Rob Adams wrote:
> I don't think that we'll be dropping sloppy focus any time soon.  Aside
> from the fact that I personally use sloppy focus, I'd be worried for my
> personal safety if I took it out.
> That said, there are some unfixable bugs associated with sloppy focus,
> that can't be solved without changes to the X protocol specification.
> -Rob
> On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 23:48, Ross Burton wrote:
>>On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 05:22, Gregory Merchan wrote:
>>>What is preventing GNOME from dropping sloppy focus support?
>>Apart from the huge number of bug reports about Red Hat's evil plans to
>>dumb down GNOME, I will personally hunt you down, and kill you.
>>Metacity from CVS seems to work well enough for me -- it even has
>>click-anywhere-to-raise enabled unlike the tarballs.
>>Are there any bugs which summarise the breakage sloppy-focus causes?
>>Would it be possible to have a "working" metacity in click-to-focus, but
>>acknowledge in the documentation that sloppy focus is less-than-perfect?
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