focus tweak to facilitate drag and drop between 2 windows #1254

geoffmen opened this Issue Oct 5, 2012 · 2 comments


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geoffmen commented Oct 5, 2012

When you want to drag and drop a file from a maximized browser window to a smaller application window in the foreground, you have to drag the file to the application's button in the window list, wait for it to popup and move the cursor to the application's window. Or you can first activate the "Always on top" mode for the application and then drag the file from Nemo directly. What I'd like to do is if I click a file, and don't release the button, in Nemo, to drag the file to another window, Nemo doesn't move to the front, hiding my second application's window. I think the simplest way to design this is to make Nemo wait for the mouse-click release before taking the focus, instead of taking the focus as soon as the mouse button is pushed down.

Can you please check if this is still a concern in latest Cinnamon 2.2 (Mint 17) ?

geoffm commented Aug 13, 2014

Yes, nemo still focuses on "push mouse button". This would be solved if focused waited till "release mouse button".

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