Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?

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To: david <gnome@...>
Cc: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 2:49 am

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 04:11:38PM -1000, david wrote:

I have for the last decade or so set whatever window manager I've used to focus on mouse. Every window manager I've seen on Linux has this as an option; although I'd have to go back probably 20 years to find one that had it as a default (Sun OpenLook? HP CDE?).

Focus on mouse means that, wherever the mouse is over, that window is where whatever I am typing is going to get typed. I don't have to click on a window (or bring it to the front, if it is a non-tiling window manager) in order to switch from one window to another. This makes it very fast and easy to switch between windows. In ion3 I can also do it with key commands as well.

Anything that moves the mouse while I am typing, screws me up massively. I end up with stuff typed in wrong windows. It sucks a lot. ThinkPad nurples do that to me, hence I don't use them.

To be fair, the trackpad on the EEE does this to me occasionally too, since my palm will occasionally contact the trackpad and move my mouse around, causing me to exclaim "AARRRGHH!!". I dislike that a great deal. But it happens far less often than with the IBM nurple. Also, trying to do any kind of fine graphic manipulation (i.e. GIMP, or even selecting text in an xterm!) with a nurple is beyond frustrating for me. Trackpads and mice can do fine manipulatinos with a lot more coarse movements.

-ken
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[LAU] Linux Laptops?, Josh Lawrence, (Mon Feb 14, 10:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, david, (Wed Feb 16, 1:33 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Ken Restivo, (Tue Feb 15, 10:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Paul Coccoli, (Thu Feb 17, 3:30 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Joe Hartley, (Wed Feb 16, 3:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Gwenhwyfaer, (Thu Feb 17, 1:48 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Peder Hedlund, (Wed Feb 16, 8:05 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, david, (Wed Feb 16, 1:29 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Ken Restivo, (Wed Feb 16, 2:07 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Joe Hartley, (Wed Feb 16, 3:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Dominic , (Wed Feb 16, 10:59 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, immanuel litzroth, (Wed Feb 16, 11:26 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, david, (Wed Feb 16, 2:11 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Cedric Roux, (Wed Feb 16, 8:35 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, david, (Wed Feb 16, 9:29 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Arnold Krille, (Wed Feb 16, 10:12 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Jouni Rinne, (Thu Feb 17, 5:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, david, (Thu Feb 17, 7:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Ken Restivo, (Wed Feb 16, 2:49 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Ray Rashif, (Wed Feb 16, 7:18 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, david, (Wed Feb 16, 3:55 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Christian Einfeldt, (Tue Feb 15, 6:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Ng Oon-Ee, (Wed Feb 16, 12:38 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Arnold Krille, (Tue Feb 15, 1:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Joel Roth, (Tue Feb 15, 1:37 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Robin Gareus, (Tue Feb 15, 12:49 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Josh Lawrence, (Tue Feb 15, 1:31 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Jim Eastman, (Tue Feb 15, 1:15 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Hartmut Noack, (Tue Feb 15, 10:19 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Bernardo Barros, (Tue Feb 15, 10:42 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops, carmen, (Tue Feb 15, 3:36 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Monty Montgomery, (Tue Feb 15, 12:02 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Josh Lawrence, (Wed Feb 16, 3:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Thu Feb 17, 4:10 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, david, (Thu Feb 17, 9:45 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Monty Montgomery, (Thu Feb 17, 5:02 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Joe Hartley, (Tue Feb 15, 3:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, plutek, (Tue Feb 15, 3:26 pm)