I am seeking focus-follows-mouse behavior for Google Chrome windows on macOS. The desired behavior is that if there are two browser windows, occupying the left and right halves of the screen, then moving the mouse from the left half of the screen to the right half of the screen would change focus from the left browser window to the right.

I have tried enabling focus-follows-mouse behavior more generally. Following the answers linked below, I have been able to enable this behavior for Terminal and iTerm windows as well as for X11 applications. Furthermore I have seen that the Amethyst window manager supports this behavior, although I do not wish to replace the default window manager with a tiling window manager for various reasons. Lastly, the app Zooom/2 has been recommend in various answers linked to below, although this app now appears to be defunct and the links give 404 errors.

Relevant links:

  • See this meta discussion, from 4 years ago. How do I ask a question that may require recommending software? – DavidPostill Apr 13 '17 at 20:49
  • Thank you for linking me to there, as a new member of this community I had no clue such a page existed. I believe my question is essentially of the form recommended therein, although I can rephrase it as being more "problem-based" if that is what is desired. – pre-kidney Apr 13 '17 at 20:52
  • Yes, you can edit to remove for example "Is there an extension for" and phrase the question more along the lines "This is the behaviour I want" ..."How can I do this". The edit will put the question in the reopen queue. – DavidPostill Apr 13 '17 at 20:55
  • The question has been edited to follow the guidelines you linked to. – pre-kidney Apr 13 '17 at 21:19
  • Excellent. I've reopened the question :) – DavidPostill Apr 13 '17 at 21:21

Focus follows mouse is possible in macOS, Mojave in my case, using chunkwm. See this Stack Overflow response for a "no autoraise" solution. Autoraise is activated by leaving

chunkc set ffm_disable_autoraise         0

in ~/.chunkwmrc.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.