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Author Topic: FARR and BBLean — some incompatibility issues  (Read 3585 times)

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FARR and BBLean — some incompatibility issues
« on: September 18, 2005, 10:07:45 AM »
BBLean is an excellent fast and lightweight shell replacement. However I notice that when FARR is activated when running BBLean, it seems to fight for focus; on an older P-III you can see it flickering and the focus switching in and out of FARR's window for up to a second. On newer hardware it is less noticable.

http://bb4win.sourceforge.net/bblean/

Note I am using BBLean without bbLeanSkin, which is a small window title skinning engine so that is not the problem. Does anyone else run FARR and BBLean/BBWin and have similar problems?
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Re: FARR and BBLean — some incompatibility issues
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2005, 10:23:10 AM »
on config panel #2 in lower right try disabling all "focus preservation" of f&r.
see if that has any negative effects.

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Re: FARR and BBLean — some incompatibility issues
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2005, 02:14:38 PM »
Seems better when disabled — what do each of those options do (doesn't say in the help file)?
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Re: FARR and BBLean — some incompatibility issues
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2005, 02:28:02 PM »
the help file definitely needs an update.

basically they control how hard FARR tries to keep focus.
ignore - FARR doesnt care if it loses focus.
always - FARR insists on having focus when it is on screen
only after launching - FARR only regrabs focus for a short period after launching an app in the stay-open mode

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Re: FARR and BBLean — some incompatibility issues
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2005, 02:30:10 PM »
Hey mouser, in reading your last post I've got a question.  The third option only applies in the "launch and stay open" mode?  It won't cover if I launch an app, FindRun closes, and I reopen FindRun for another launch? 

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Re: FARR and BBLean — some incompatibility issues
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2005, 02:59:12 PM »
only after launching also says FARR should keep focus for the first few seconds it opens, so it holds in that case too.