Gimp window focus

 

I’ve been using a combination of The Gimp and Inkscape to handle my artwork needs of recent. As I’m running them in OS X, they need to use the X11 environment. One of the annoyances I have been having with the Gimp is every window has needed an extra click just to focus it.

It turns out the fix is not difficult. I initially thought it might involve turning on the “focus follows mouse” option, but instead it was this:

X11 Preferences

So if you’re using an X11 application and find yourself dealing with weird focus issues, try turning on “Click-through Inactive Windows”. It did the trick for me.