[buug] fvwm focus

Claude Rubinson rubinson at u.arizona.edu
Wed Apr 29 10:54:16 PDT 2009

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 07:09:29PM -0700, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> BTW, Claude, what happened to your fondness for blackbox?

I switched back to fvwm a number of years ago and have since been
faithful.  Particularly as the web has become more pervasive,
invasive, and annoying, I've found fvwm's flexibility to be all the
more valuable.  (E.g., Jstor, an online archive of academic journals,
started popping up a click-through copyright notice each time you
open/download an article.  My fvwm now recognizes this popups and
automatically sends a click even to accept.)

As to your actual focus issue, Ian, I don't really have any solutions
and run into the same problem all the time.  I work off of a Thinkpad
and stretching for the eraserhead is less annoying than reaching for a
mouse (for me at least; I know that some people can't stand it).

One thing that I've tried a few times is Conkeror, an emacs-inspired
fork of Firefox.  It's not bad and is completely keyboard driven.
(which is one of the things that keeps me coming back to Firefox; for
much of the web, point and click is appropriate).  But I think that it
might avoid those focus issues.  You might want to take a look at it.


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