os x window priority with mouse over...

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  1. fifty50

    fifty50 New Member

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    not sure if i worded that right. basically i'm interested to have like what *nix has. i also had it when i used x11 in os x. basically what i'm asking is, if there is a command that i can type in the terminal, where it would have os x put window priority on the window that i have my mouse on.
     
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    agent0068 OT Supporter

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    i don't think there is...and i say thank god there isn't. ;)

    maybe exposé + a hot corner could function as your closest replacement?
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    CMD + Tab does the trick for me.
     
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    click to focus is horrible.
     
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    not click to focus. mouse over to focus.
     
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    Yeah I know. I'm saying click to focus sucks...you are wanting mouse over focus right? :hsugh:
     
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    sounds like a cool idea but I think it would get annoying after awhile. especially when you move your mouse on accident.
     
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    after you use it...like anything, you get used to it. it gets rid of the need for the "extra click" when you want to click a button on a window that isn't active--and this becomes very nice after a while.
     
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    its not like the traditional click to focus. with the mouse to focus like in *nix, it wont bring the window that you mouse over to the front of all other apps.
     
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    I use this in the terminal:
    defaults write com.apple.Terminal FocusFollowsMouse -string YES

    Works in 10.3 and 10.4, not sure about earlier version. There is probably a way to do it for other applications as well.
     
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    and that does what exactly?
     
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    It enables focus follows mouse in the terminal. Move the mouse over whatever terminal window you want and that is where the focus will be.
     
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    yea, thats what i'm talking about. but for all open windows, heh.
     

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