GNOME – How to Set Focus Follows Mouse in Ubuntu 17.10 and Later


I found multiple answers on askUbuntu about this topic. But none of them suites to Ubuntu 17.10.
So I need to ask again:

How do I set focus follows mouse in Ubuntu 17.10?

Best Answer

You may use (GNOME) Tweaks to achieve your goal. If it's not installed, first install it by running

sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

Launch Tweaks and go to the Windows section. Select "Sloppy" or "Secondary-Click" under Window Focus.

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Alternatively you may run the following command

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences focus-mode 'sloppy'


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