When I use Alt+Mouse Left to easily drag windows around, the target window does not focus. Is there a setting somewhere to make the alt+dragged window automatically focus without resorting to focus on hover? If I just click and drag the window title-bar or even the whitespace of the menu-bar, it focuses as I would expect.

  • Could you try with a new user account where all settings will be the default ones? For me, dragging windows leaves them focused. – Justice for Monica Oct 23 '18 at 16:31
  • @DKBose I created and logged into a brand new user, and the exact same thing: normal dragging focuses the window but alt+drag does not focus the window. – user369450 Oct 23 '18 at 18:39

The alt+drag behavior change be changed through System Settings (systemsettings5). Navigate to: Workspace > Window Management > Window Actions. Under the "Inner Window, Titlebar & Frame" section, change "Left button" from "Move" to "Activate, Raise & Move". And then "Apply".

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  • You can also move windows just by clicking in the window's title bar and dragging. No need for alt. There's a gui for that in System Settings > Appearance > Application Style > Applications tab and then clicking on Configure to the right of the Widget style box. You'll get three choices in the dropdown next to Windows' drag mode – Justice for Monica Oct 25 '18 at 10:57

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