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Is there a way to switch focus to the image window without having to click it?

May 19, 2012, 14:10 (This post was last modified: May 19, 2012 15:09 by Bruce.)
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Question Is there a way to switch focus to the image window without having to click it?
If I'm editing an image and I click the toolbox (or, say, the docked layers dialogue), if I hover my cursor back over the image and press and hold spacebar so I can scroll around the image, currently I have to click within the image window before it registers my keystroke.

Is there a way around this?

The more intuitive behaviour and what I want to be able to do is just hover my mouse cursor over a window and and keystrokes or scrolling I perform happen within that window. This currently happens if I scroll using my mouse scroll wheel, but not with keystrokes.

I'm using single window mode in Gimp 2.8, though I've also experienced this issue in non-single window mode when using Gimp 2.6.
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May 21, 2012, 08:32 (This post was last modified: May 21, 2012 08:32 by paynekj.)
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RE: Is there a way to switch focus to the image window without having to click it?
Although we were talking about 2.6, you might find something to help in this thread: http://gimpforums.com/thread-keyboard-sh...age-window
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May 21, 2012, 09:29
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RE: Is there a way to switch focus to the image window without having to click it?
(May 19, 2012 14:10)Bruce Wrote:  If I'm editing an image and I click the toolbox (or, say, the docked layers dialogue), if I hover my cursor back over the image and press and hold spacebar so I can scroll around the image, currently I have to click within the image window before it registers my keystroke.

Is there a way around this?

The more intuitive behaviour and what I want to be able to do is just hover my mouse cursor over a window and and keystrokes or scrolling I perform happen within that window. This currently happens if I scroll using my mouse scroll wheel, but not with keystrokes.

I'm using single window mode in Gimp 2.8, though I've also experienced this issue in non-single window mode when using Gimp 2.6.
This is really a windows manager issue... There are window managers that give keyboard focus on the window under the pointer, but this has its problem too (cursor
may hide text ou are typing).

Ideally in Gimp you use the keyboard shortcuts in the main window so that you don't need to use the layer list for commands but only to look at things.

Now answering your questions on
https://Gimp-Forum.net
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