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November 30, 2005

ALT-TAB to X11 in OS X Tiger is Fixed

I've been waiting for this for some time. When I upgraded to Tiger one of the first things I noticed is that when I used ALT-TAB to move through my applications, selecting X11 (and corresponding xTerm/emacs windows) activated the X11 application but didn't bring the window to the foreground. Really annoying, frustrating and a disturbance to my work.

I just noticed that on some recent update (I have no idea when or what was upgraded, but I'm on 10.4.3) my ALT-TAB to X11 is back with all windows coming to the foreground. Man that makes me a happy camper. I've been less than effective the past few months having to mouse click on the screen to activate those windows.

I want to say it's a small thing, but it really changes how much I get done if I my environment is not set up to work with my habits. Having to retrain myself to go to the mouse to change apps was a pretty big undertaking.

Posted by mike at November 30, 2005 12:47 AM