The nature of layers makes the highest (index based) layer having priority, if you “switch” to a layer you actually enable a higher indexed layer, thus this layer having priority. If the layer you manually switch to has a lower index than the one activated through the app, the latter layer will have priority.
For the third question, you should, indeed, dedicate layers for the application, since it doesn’t distinguish if you manually activated a layer, want to keep it until manual deactivation.
The principle is that the application takes responsability of activating/deactivating of the layer you configure it for.
To be clearer, let’s say you configure layer 2 to be associated with Word
Alt tabbing to word application: Layer 2 is being activated on the M01
Alt tabbing on firefox: Layer 2 is deactivated on the M01
Thank you for the tip, I didn’t know it was possible.
It would be a shortcoming of the application then, although i do not see how it could be fixed. I’d have to look further.
Okay, just tested the X-Mouse Controls utility, it appears it actually changes the focused window just like another method would do. The noticeable difference is that it doesn’t necesseraly raise the window.
The Kaleidoscope Companion would actually apply configuration of the mouse-focused application, thus, you cannot type in a window having layer configuration of another window.
Any other mean of switching app should work indeed, alt tab is only an example.
The left fn enabling layer 3 is actually confusing, it has nothing to do with the tool itself, it works just like the regular Fn key which, by default, switch to layer 1.
You configure layer 2 for all keys to be transparent, except for left fn key which switch to layer 3.
You configure layer 3 for f key to a macro which type pay respect
You configure the tool to bind Word application with layer 2
You are in firefox, only layer 0 is active (which is the default)
You alt tab to Word. The tool enables layer 2. Layer 0 and 2 are active
You press left fn. According to the layer 2 layout, it activates layer 3. Now layer 0, 2 and 3 are active
You type f. It actually type pay respect
You release left fn. It deactivates layer 3
You type f again. It actually type f
You alt tab to firefox. The tool deactivates layer 2. Now, only layer 0 is active