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Re: Re: Mouse focus in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg90159] Re: [mg90136] Re: Mouse focus in Mathematica
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 06:58:16 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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  • Reply-to: murray at

What expression, then, would UNDO that action?

I would find the behavior initiated by the posted code very useful all 
those times when I start typing an expression and realize that I forgot 
to select the open notebook in which I really wanted to put it.  But 
sometimes I want to be sure I do not jump to another notebook like that.

Menu items, even on a palette, for the action and its reversal would be 

m.r at wrote:
> On Jun 29, 4:35 am, Bob F <deepyog... at> wrote:
>> Is there a way to put Mathematica 6.0 in a mode where focus follows
>> the mouse cursor location without clicking in the window on Mac OS X
>> 10.4.11? Thanks...
>> -Bob
> You can try rolling your own:
> SetOptions[$FrontEndSession (*nonpersistent*),
>  NotebookEventActions -> {"MouseMoved" :>
>     If[SelectedNotebook[] =!= EvaluationNotebook[],
>      SetSelectedNotebook[EvaluationNotebook[]]],
>    PassEventsDown -> True}]
> Maxim Rytin
> m.r at

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