Gnome and Redhat: Where’s my focus follows mouse setting?
Nov 3, 2010
Just playing around with RHEL6. There used to be a setting under System/Preferences/Windows which allowed the keyboard focus behavior to be changed from the idiotic default of “click to focus” to the more sensible “focus follows mouse.” (Note: window raising is a separate thing, and focus follows mouse does not imply that the window with focus gets raised.) This ability to easily changes this setting has been removed. There’s still a way to change it, but it’s been made very obscure.
Gnome programmers, if you think it’s a good idea to have “click to focus” behavior instead of “focus follows mouse,”and far worse, to inexcusably get rid of the easy way to set the behavior to the only sane, sensible way, which is “focus follows mouse”, it means one thing: You’re a fucking moron.
What the fuck is wrong with you morons?
Put it back. Now.
If you’re too stupid to figure out why, here’s a fucking clue.
The fact that millions of Windows users are accustomed to stupidity is no reason to institutionalize the very same stupidity in gnome.