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Focus models

IceWM implements four general focus models:

  • clickToRaise

    Exactly like Win95, OS/2 Warp. When window is clicked with a mouse, it is raised and activated.

  • clickToFocus

    Window is raised and focused when titlebar or frame border is clicked. Window is focused but not raised when window interior is clicked.

  • pointerFocus

    When the mouse is moved, focus is set to window under a mouse. It should be possible to change focus with the keyboard when mouse is not moved.

  • explicitFocus

    When a window is clicked, it is activated, but not raised. New windows do not automatically get the focus unless they are transient windows for the active window.

Detailed configuration is possible using the configuration file options.

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