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Focus follows mouse for Fedora 12

For some mysterious reason "focus follows mouse" is no longer easily enabled in Fedora 12, even though it is by far the best way to focus your windows (and avoid RSI...).

The supremely backward way of getting it enabled:

  • yum install control-center-extra
  • now the feature doesn't even appear in gnome-control-center, but in a separate program (!):

Whoever came up with this wasn't a UI designer.

In general, after you've installed a package and want to know what binaries are in there (which is how I found the name "gnome-window-properties"):

rpm -ql control-center-extra | grep bin

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