open document dropdown menu and focus

Kevin Funk kfunk at
Fri Jul 14 12:24:03 UTC 2017

On Wednesday, 12 July 2017 22:34:41 CEST René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> Hi,
> I've asked about this issue before, but since it seems to have gotten worse
> for me I'll try again:
> When I select an open document via the open document dropdown menu to the
> left of the tabbar, the view does switch to the document in question but
> the focus remains on the previous document (under X11). IOW, the window
> titlebar continues to show the previous filename, and keyboard input
> doesn't go where you'd expect it to go. That includes shortcuts like ^W to
> close the document.
> In practice this is particularly annoying when I'm cleaning up a session,
> closing files I left open. Select a document via that menu, hit ^W and I
> realise the displayed tab contents don't disappear and then that I #$@#!
> closed some other document once again, without even having a clear idea
> which one.
> Am I really the only one seeing this kind of behaviour? Is there a simple
> expression I can add to an appropriate function to force the focus to the
> newly activated document (maybe simply in the dropdown menu callback
> function) or is this something that requires a more proper fix?

Note: René just created a bug report for this:
> Thanks,
> René

Kevin Funk | kfunk at |
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