Is there any way to enable FFM?
Sounds like Apple has painted themselves into a corner if Aqua can't handle that.Originally posted by davidbrit2
As far as I can tell, it doesn't seem like it would be technically practical. With OS X's window manager, can a window be made active without bringing it to the front?
That's why you do sloppy focus-follows-mouse instead of strict FFM. Say you've got a Terminal in focus and you move the mouse cursor out of the Terminal window and on to the desktop. Focus would remain with Terminal. To change focus to Finder, you'd have to click the desktop.Even if it could, the applications would still have to redraw menu bars, so just moving the mouse pointer across the screen would thrash the system like crazy, and create all sorts of visual chaos. [/B]
You are wrong. Nearly every windowmanager that came after TWM includes FFM.Originally posted by Gnarled
Is it a coincidence that any window manager more advanced than TWM ( the WM x11 comes with) dropped FFM? Maybe it was too damn annoying.
Being a moron myself, I would like to know how to actually install those. I'm sick of twm, but I don't know how to get anything else working. Sorry about changing the subject and all.Originally posted by kilowatt
As for you morons who think twm is the only ffm window manager, check out enlightment, and afterstep.
I'm no Mac hater. MacOS has a great traditional UI that works very well. I accept it for what it is, a finely polished and functional UI. Unfortunately, any time someone whispers about something GUI-related that doesn't jive with the MacOS party line, a hundred frothing Mac zealots jump out and "beat them to a pulp".Originally posted by strobe
Gah, the relentless posts from mac haters is getting to me...
Have you tried slopppy FFM? It's a bit different from what you describe. The focus doesn't leave the current window then the cursor moves onto the desktop. Focus only changes when you enter a new window.But seriously, FFM is the worst system ever hacked.
Whenever I use X11 the challenge is always to determine which friggin window am I typing in.
Well, some people can handle working with an active window that is not in the foreground. If you don't like it, use something different. All I ask is that you try to contain your bigotry.
In MacOS it's clearly evident which window is active, it's the foreground window which has active controls which belongs to the foreground application and has it's associated utility windows in the foreground.