When I click on an application in OSX, this focuses the application and raises it to the front, but does not pass the click through to the application. However, I frequently wish to focus an application to perform an action, and my Windows/Linux training has taught me to click where I want my click to register. In OSX, this becomes a problem because I click once to focus and a second time to trigger a click event - but the window responds as though to a double click - when toggling something with a click, the window focus click is only treated as a click when I send another, toggling the object twice.
What setting(s) should I change to support either passing that first click like other popular WIMP GUIs or to consume that first click completely and use it only for focusing the window? If not settings, are there software that solve this problem?