Bug#747810: mate-terminal: clicking on tab can prevent input

brian m. carlson sandals at crustytoothpaste.net
Sun May 11 19:28:35 UTC 2014

On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 09:05:55PM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> severity -1 wishlist
> thanks
> On 05/11/2014 08:48 PM, brian m. carlson wrote:
> > I expect that clicking on the tab name a second time does not cause the
> > terminal to lose keyboard focus.
> > 
> > There is never a time when I am interested in the terminal tab label
> > having focus.  However, it is fairly common that I might click on a tab
> > for a second time and then start typing, not realizing that what I'm
> > typing is not being input into the shell.
> I think this isn't really a bug but personal preference. Why would you
> knowingly click a tab a second time when you know it's already in focus.

I have focus-follows-mouse, so I may click on the tab to raise the
window sooner, but miss the timeout and click on an already-focused tab.

> The current behavior is predictable and not erroneous, the double click
> sets the focus to the tab so you can cycle through the tabs with your
> cursor keys.

Why would I need that when I have Ctrl-Page Up and Ctrl-Page Down?  It's
inconsistent with the way that other vte-based terminal programs such as
xfce4-terminal do it.  Back when I used GNOME, I don't recall
gnome-terminal doing this, either, although apparently it does now.

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