Gnome theme and window preferences not completely honored

Antonio Vieiro antonio at
Mon Aug 2 21:05:25 UTC 2010


Just for the records: an upgrade on x11-wm/metacity (I'm running 2.30.1 
right now) solved the focus problems in gnome.


On 23/07/2010 11:36, Antonio Vieiro wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running 8.1-RC2 (metacity 2.30.1) and focus-follows-mouse simply
> doesn't work. I think this is a metactity bug or something, maybe this
> is related:
> Any workaround to have focus-follows-mouse again would be greatly
> appreciated, as I hate cliking on windows to focus them.
> Cheers,
> Antonio
> On 13/07/2010 23:26, Willoughby, Steve wrote:
>> I'm running FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 with Gnome 2.30.0 and am having a strange
>> issue where I can set almost everything about the desktop appearance
>> using the theme settings and the "preferences" tool, except the window
>> decorations never change (internal icons, colors, etc, do) and things
>> like focus-follows-mouse don't appear to be honored by the window
>> manager.
>> Going into the gconf editor shows that, for example,
>> apps.metacity.general.focus_mode="sloppy", but I still have to click
>> to type.
>> I am probably missing something simple and obvious here, but I'm not
>> spotting it yet. What can I look for next?
>> Thanks!
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