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As we know, the window manager i3 provides an option to control the behavior of the mouse moving from one window to another - the focus_follows_mouse option.

I wanted to control this behavior with my keyboard, so I tried to add this in my config:

bindsym $mod+b focus_follows_mouse yes

It doesn't do anything. I tried:

bindsym $mod+n exec --no-startup-id i3-msg 'focus_follows_mouse no'

Same result.

Is there a possibility to change the value for focus_follows_mouse without changing the config everytime?

I'm using version 4.15

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No, this is not possible.

Since this command is not part of the user guide section List of Commands. It is not one of the commands accepted by i3-msg. This would be the only way to toggle this with a keybinding and without reloading a different configuration file.

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