A focus policy
. The window manager
gives the keyboard focus
to the last window
the mouse pointer
was in. It feels like a cross between click to focus
(the focus is reasonably "sticky
") and point to focus
(no "explicit" action needs to be taken to transfer focus).
This is increasingly common in the X world (it exists at least in KDE's kwm, in fvwm2, and in wmx); to my knowledge, it does not exist in Windows in any form.
The most common way to transfer focus when using sloppy focus is to push the mouse through the window
- Accidental mouse jogging is still a problem, though a much smaller one than with point to focus.
- May still need to click to focus on a particular text field of the window.