I am enhancing a C application running on RedHat Linux that uses Motif for the user interface. I would like the text data entry boxes to behave like they do in windows. Namely, click to move the focus to them, but allow data entry regardless of where the cursor happens to be.
Currently the application will only let you enter data in a field if you click in the field and the mouse cursor remains hovering over the field. This makes data entry very annoying as after clicking the cursor tends to stray away from the field.
I've looked into setting keyboardFocusPolicy but that only seems to set whether or not you need to click in a field to set the focus. I want some property that says "Continue to allow data entry in field with focus even if cursor is out of field". Is there such a property or setting like this in Motif?