Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75906
Click to focus kills selection
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
Description of Problem:
Selection in a window dies if you click in another window.
It stays if you click in the same window. Moving focus with
the panel keeps selection as well.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
0. Run gnome with default click-to-focus setting
1. Open two gnome-terminal windows
2. Select something in one (it will be focused and raised as you select)
3. Click into other window
4. Watch selection disappear. And it is not just unselected, as in xterm,
but actually disappears: middle button yields no paste.
Selection is lost.
At first it sounds workaroundable, because you can paste "in the blind".
Indeed, to click into a window, a little piece of it must be visible,
but if so, you can middle-button something into it just as easily.
The problem is that before I paste something into a terminal window,
I would like to ensure that the legacy application is actually ready
(e.g. vim is insert mode), and that requires to see whole window.
I do not remember if RH7.3 gnome-terminal was right or not, because
I ran 7.3 with follow-mouse focus. This time I use click-to-focus
because 1) it is the default, and I want to be just like a user,
2) delay to raise in metacity cannot be changed.
xterm works right.
This is a dup I believe.
(If you mean autoraise delay in metacity, there is a hidden gconf key for it.)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73768 ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 74825 ***