Thanks for this advice. The bug described in the link you sent sounds
exactly like what I am experiencing (on Gnome, Fedora 7), and the same
fix worked (i.e. changing focus to "on click" rather than follow mouse).
Unfortunately I don't think I can do without "focus follows mouse", so
it seems I have the option of switching to KDE, or having to use the
keyboard for xemacs functionality which otherwise opens a dialog.
Anyway, your efforts are much appreciated, and at least I now know
exactly where the problem is and the work-around.
Ville Skyttä wrote:
On Monday 16 June 2008, F.J. Tilmann wrote:
> Dear Bug Team!
> on the current version of xemacs, all buttons on dialog boxes (in
> additional windows) are not functional. For example, if I still have a file
> unsave on quitting, xemacs presents a dialog box asking whether I wish to
> save unsaved file: "yes", "no", ..
","cancel","display buffer" but any
> clicks I make in the dialog box are ignored (TAB moves correctly between
> entries, but RETURN is also ignored). The only possibility is to close the
> window. In the file dialog box I have the same problem, but I can select a
> file using the middle-mouse button.
From your build report it seems that this is on Fedora - if that's correct,
which Fedora version do you see this? I cannot reproduce in Fedora 8 x86_64,
Which desktop environment do you use? There have been some reports about
window behaviour problems, the vast majority of which have come from
GNOME/metacity users, and sadly there hasn't been much responses at all from
metacity maintainers. If you have the chance and you're currently running
GNOME, could you try with some other desktop environment, for example KDE?
Some other things to try include changing the "focus follows mouse" settings
in GNOME, see for example https://bugzilla.redhat.com/244190
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