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Active screen follows mouse doesn't work with chromium

Eien
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Hello,

I have a dual monitor setup (TV pluged with an hdmi cable to my computer).

- Once the option Active screen follows mouse is activated in the settings every application i've tried can be opened on the monitor where the mouse is. (active monitor)

- Chromium, on the other hand, only opens on the monitor where it was closed (regardless of where the mouse is).

Is there a way to make chromium behave like the other apps?
Eien
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I have found a thread in an ubuntu forum.
Someone having the same problem but with the nautilus file manager.
The solution was to add --new-window in the app properties to make it work.
I've tried but without success infortunately.

If anyone have an other idea, please share..
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Use X-Mouse Controls, it's the closest I've found to true Focus Follows Mouse, and it has some options to tweak. It's a small open-source utility that doesn't require installing or rebooting, and saves you from changing the registry yourself.

As far as I've experimented, I can use the keyboard to search for files/programs after pressing the Win key. Also, Start and Notifications menu don't go away before I can use them, even with the raise-on-hover option, as you can set a small delay for the behavior (one or two hundred ms will suffice), which gives you more than enough room to move the pointer to the new window.

I've used it for a while and I'm quite happy with it, plus the bug.n tiling window manager. This setup is as close as I've been to using dwm on unix.

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If you haven't already, you might try disabling Chromium's compact titlebars so that it will just use the system titlebars. Client-side decorations tend to interfere with the window manager's abilities to manage such windows.


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- Thank you Johnter! X-Mouse button controls seems like a very powerful utility. And could be of good use to me as my workflow is mailny based on the mouse. i'm going to look at it in depth when i'll have more time.

- Thank you Airdric! I've tried to disable compact titlebar in chromium but it didn't help with the problem. I think you're onto something because it seems like this issue is not related to the desktop environement. It surely has something to do with chromium. I'm a bigginer so it's way above my head.

I'm going to use Firefox until a solution to this problem is found.

 
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