Bug 75906 - Click to focus kills selection
Summary: Click to focus kills selection
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 74825
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vte (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2002-10-14 19:55 UTC by Pete Zaitcev
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-14 22:25:27 UTC
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Description Pete Zaitcev 2002-10-14 19:55:31 UTC
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):


How Reproducible:


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.

Actual Results:

Selection is lost.

Expected Results:

Selection kept.

Additional Information:
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.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-10-14 22:07:56 UTC
This is a dup I believe.

(If you mean autoraise delay in metacity, there is a hidden gconf key for it.)

Comment 2 Pete Zaitcev 2002-10-14 22:23:40 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73768 ***

Comment 3 Pete Zaitcev 2002-10-14 22:25:55 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 74825 ***

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