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From: Hans-Georg Scherneck <>
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Subject: emacs holding focus, not granting it to xterm
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 11:45:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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I'm running cygwin x on my laptop [version 1.7.29(0.272/5/3), Windows 7 prof], start windows on
remote machines (cygwin and linux mint), that are exported to my laptop. I've noted the problem for
more than a year now and it's irritating still, new versions of cygwin and applications notwithstanding.

Here's what happens:
I enter text into emacs, move mouse to an xterm, click and enter text there, but text is going into
emacs. I can only move keyboard flow away from emacs after having done some nuisance operations in
the emacs window, like moving around the pointer; it mostly helps with one such instance, sometimes
I have to repeat. It's rather unpredictable. The raised status of the xterm window, however, is
deceiving me. So text goes even into hidden emacs windows.

Vague guess: Something's waiting in emacs to get satisfied so it would release the keyboard

I don't want focus-follows-mouse without a click for focus shift. So I haven't tried this option.
Would expect it wouldn't help. Is there an environment setting that would help? Anything else to get
rid of the glue?

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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-05-27 11:45 Hans-Georg Scherneck [this message]
2014-06-02 14:00 ` Jon TURNEY
2014-06-02 17:49   ` Hans-Georg Scherneck
2014-06-27 21:22     ` alflanagan
2014-06-29 13:52       ` Oliver Schmidt

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