I'm fairly certain that, prior to Yosemite, it was possible to click in a non-active app's edit pane to put the caret at that point. It now requires two clicks: one to change which application and then a second to put the caret at the desired place. Has anyone else observed this change or know why it was made?

More importantly, how can I get this behaviour back? I seem to do a lot of work where I select text in one app, copy it, and then want to insert it in a new app. The above change in behaviour is pretty infuriating :-(

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    The current behaviour has been like that in all versions of OS X. There are some programs e.g. iTerm that do allow this but it is on a program by programs basis – mmmmmm May 17 '15 at 16:30
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    Mac default has always been 1st click to activate, 2nd click to interact. – Tetsujin May 17 '15 at 16:34
  • @Tetsujin - any way to change that default? – Chris Withers May 17 '15 at 18:29
  • short answer, no, sorry. It's a Windows thing, one that drives me bananas whenever I have to use Win. – Tetsujin May 17 '15 at 19:13
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    I can select text in inactive application with ⌘ CMD + Click (Right/Seccondary click also works with ⌘ CMD), however it does not work for placing the carret in a desired place. But with this You can "swap" the workflow -> active app would be the one where You are pasting the text - inactive is the one where You select and copy things. – Mateusz Szlosek May 19 '15 at 7:19

Looks like it's always been this broken, maybe I just never hit it because I haven't used multi-monitor macs before and so rarely had windows side-by-side:


Enable click-through, preferrably for all applications


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