What is the point of variable focus on arrows of slaying?

I just read some Q&A about (magic) ammunition and how to recover them.

There is this answer to the question Is ammunition recoverable and reusable, where Icyfire talks about Arrow of slaying.
I didn’t know what it is, so I asked Google and I read the prior link description.

What actually intrigues me is the part (emphasis mine):

Some are more focused than others; for example, there are both Arrows of dragon slaying and Arrows of blue dragon slaying.

What is the point of making it more focused ?

As it doesn’t impact extra damages from the magic of the arrow, I don’t get why some would be more focused.

The only thing I came up with, is that these arrows are not to be created by players, but more often found as loot/treasures. Given that, a more focused target will restrain the number of situations where the player can use it efficiently.

Is there anything else I missed?

JAWS with IE 11 – focus moves to different area on different computers after page loads

So there are 3 of us. We all have JAWS 2018

I have IE 11 11.557.17763.0 My two coworkers have IE 11.885.17134.0

So I on the web page in question, there is a drop down menu with a checkbox immediately in the tab order after that. I can drop down that menu, make a choice, the page will load and my focus will move to that checkbox

But my two coworkers, when the page loads for them, focus moved to the URL bar of the IE 11 web browser.

We think that because I am still using an older version of IE, there must have been some kind of IE update that is causing their browsers to perform that action, but I cannot duplicate it on my computer.

Ubuntu 18.04.2 – After upgrade facing issue with input type=”password” fields – Loosing focus

Ubuntu 18.04.2 – After upgrade facing issue with input type=”password” fields – Loosing focus …

I recently update and upgraded my system like every week. When I try to enter a value in a input type=”password” fields on pretty much every website (using firefox), it constantly looses focus and it makes it almost impossible to enter a value.

How can I solve this issue? That’s my setup:

~$   sudo apt-get update ... ~$   sudo apt-get upgrade ... ~$   apt-cache show firefox | grep Version Version: 68.0+build3-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 Version: 59.0.2+build1-0ubuntu1 ~$   lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Release:    18.04 Codename:   bionic 

I found a similar issue here:


Is it possible to check if a checkbox has just lost focus using only CSS? If not, how can I do it with Sass?

In my example, there are four radio boxes, and the radio box which is checked has an after pseudo with a content enumerated from 1 to 4 I tried using sass to make use of this and store the actually after checked element content and if this element has just lost focus we can detect that by comparing between variables, but that was so complicated and I couldn’t get it done.

What counts as a spellcasting focus for bards?

Inspired by this question: Can a multi-class spellcaster have one thing be two different focuses?

The PHB, on p54 says:

Spellcasting focus

You can use a musical instrument (found in chapter 5) as a spellcasting focus for your bard spells.

And yet on p53, the PHB in the introductory description of bards, gives examples of three bards:

Bard #1:

Humming as she traces her fingers over an ancient monument in a long-forgotten ruin, a half-elf in rugged leathers finds knowledge springing into her mind, conjured forth by the magic of her song—knowledge of the people who constructed the monument and the mythic saga it depicts.

Bard #2:

A stern human warrior bangs his sword rhythmically against his scale mail, setting the tempo for his war chant and exhorting his companions to bravery and heroism. The magic of his song fortifies and emboldens them.

Bard #3:

Laughing as she tunes her cittern, a gnome weaves her subtle magic over the assembled nobles, ensuring that her companions’ words will be well received.

In each example, the implication is that the bard is casting a spell, and the implication is that the action of the bard is central to the magic, and at least to my reading, that the voice, sword/mail, and instrument are spellcasting foci. Maybe it is meaningless fluff, or maybe the implication is that those are all spellcasting foci.

There are two parts to my question:

  • Is it reasonable to assume that RAW or at least RAI that the implication is that in the case of bards, they can use 1) their voice, 2) an improvised musical instrument, or 3) a bought musical instrument?

  • And if such an assumption isn’t RAW/RAI, what are the implications to allowing it as a house rule?

Keep focus on multiple desktops

I am a new macbook user. I have switched from windows pc recently. Currently I own a macbook pro 15.4 2018 edition. I am using it along with my 32 inch monitor.

A silly problem i have facing is that whenever I am using an application in desktop1 that is on the macbook itself but if i click another application on desktop2 (external monitor) the application on my macbook pro(desktop1) loses its focus. (vice versa).

So when i want to go back to that application (in desktop1) clicking something inside that application, first click is just wasted to get the focus for that application. Thats different from windows experience. Is there any workaround to keep focus on both the desktop?

Accessibility – Should focus be on first button in pop up from hover state?

I have a table where if you hover on the chat bubble icon the pop up shows as in this picture.

For 508 compliance and accessibility…. if a user hit tab, while in that hover state, should the focus be on the first button SEE MORE? I wasn’t sure since it is a hover the focus is tech. on the chat bubble icon.

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If I trip with a weapon do I add the Weapon Focus bonus to the trip attack roll?

Some special attacks such as Trip can be performed with weapons. Its text says:

Some weapons can be used to make trip attacks. In this case, you make a melee touch attack with the weapon instead of an unarmed melee touch attack, and you don’t provoke an attack of opportunity.

Supposing I am using a Flail (or other weapon which allows tripping with it) and I have Weapon Focus with the Flail, do I add the Weapon Focus bonus to the Trip check (i.e., the melee touch attack with the flail)?

P.s.: similar to this question, but I want an answer for D&D 3.5 instead of Pathfinder

Does the Sharpshooter feat work on spells cast through a ranged weapon being used as a spellcasting focus?

I’m asking as a player:

Does the Sharpshooter feat’s 3rd clause (-5/+10) work on spells cast through a ranged weapon being used as a spellcasting focus?

Specifically, does the Sharpshooter feat work with spells cast through a Warlock’s Improved Pact Weapon shortbow/longbow/crossbow options?