Working in X11 more efficiently on the Mac

On December 16, 2007, in General, by Neil Stevens

Here’s a little command that’s just vital for efficient use of apps like Gimp and Inkscape on the Mac:

defaults write wm_click_through -bool true

By default quartz-wm swallows the first click on a window, the one that gives the window focus. Real Mac apps can control that behavior, but obviously X11 apps can’t, even when they are toolbar windows that really, really need to accept the first click in order not to be terribly frustrating to use.

I can’t believe I actually went two years before breaking down and looking up how to do this.


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