[mythtv-users] Workaround for WM Focus Issues

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 11:29:40 UTC 2006

> >>If anyone knows of a solution to the problem or a less ugly workaround,
> >>please let me know.
> >>
> >>
> >I found a fix digging around the net.  There's  a section of Xine source code
> >that sets the focus to the root window upon exit (event.c line 1814-1819).
> >The attached patch comments out that section.  Apply to xine-ui-0.99 and
> >recompile.  This fixed it for me!
> >
> >
> For the archives...  I can confirm that this fix works (finally got
> around to testing it) and, as pointed out by Petr Stehlik in another
> thread, it's already applied to xine-ui 0.99.4 and above.  So the
> easiest fix is to upgrade xine.

Well if you're using KDE then Jarod Wilson has a suggestion in his
excellent howto


something to do with the 'focus follows mouse' KDE setting.

Now I'm using the ratpoison window manager with mythtv and Xine, and
have never had a problem with window focus.

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