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I have two monitors that I use for development. I would like to use sloppy focus for switching between windows. sloppy focus -- whatever you mouse is hovering over is in focus.

I know it's available in ubuntu 10.04. How do you enable it?

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Can you edit your question to read like a question? –  Jorge Castro Aug 24 '10 at 17:54
I didn't know this existed, thank you very much. –  8128 Aug 24 '10 at 19:25
@fluteflute my pleasure! –  myusuf3 Aug 24 '10 at 19:46
+1; I was about to ask the same question. Let me just add these words to make this more easily findable: focus follows mouse. –  Jonik Oct 6 '10 at 12:12

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System -> Preferences -> Windows

Check "Select windows when the mouse moves over them"

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