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Disabling cursor warping

asked 2014-03-06 15:44:29 +0000

mkaito gravatar image

When you focus another output, either directly or by focusing a workspace or container in another output, it will warp the mouse cursor to the middle of the newly focused container. I find this to be highly annoying. Is there anything I can do to disable this behaviour?

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answered 2014-10-12 01:12:54 +0000

TonyC gravatar image

From the userguide:

With the mouse_warping option, you can control when the mouse cursor should be warped. none disables warping entirely, whereas output is the default behavior described above.


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answered 2014-03-06 16:06:55 +0000

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updated 2014-10-13 07:41:41 +0000

Michael gravatar image

You could disable the focus following the mouse by adding focus_follows_mouse no to your i3 configuration file.

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The other way around. I don't want the mouse following focus.

mkaito gravatar imagemkaito ( 2014-03-07 01:04:57 +0000 )edit

In the next version, this will also disable pointer warping

TonyC gravatar imageTonyC ( 2014-03-08 18:38:19 +0000 )edit

I don't have enough karma to edit: the setting is actually `focus_follows_mouse` (note the extra s). It does disable warping on recent versions (I'm using 4.7.2).

xenomachina gravatar imagexenomachina ( 2014-10-09 00:29:07 +0000 )edit

`focus_follows_mouse` no longer disables pointer warping. Use the `mouse_warping` config option.

TonyC gravatar imageTonyC ( 2014-10-12 01:14:07 +0000 )edit

Does `focus_follows_mouse no` still prevent the focus from moving to whatever workspace the mouse is hovering over?

Pinyaka gravatar imagePinyaka ( 2014-10-22 15:48:18 +0000 )edit

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