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Re: Emacs into focus


From: Andrea Vettorello
Subject: Re: Emacs into focus
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 13:01:24 +0200

On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 7:36 AM, Richard G Riley <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> Can someone recommend the best way to have emacs come to the foreground
> on a Linux desktop? I'm trying to get emacsclient wired up properly so I
> can handle mailto URLS from iceweasel (firefox) properly. I have tried:
>
> ,----
> | /usr/bin/emacsclient -e "(progn (raise-frame)(message-mail (substring 
> \"$1\" 7) \"Subject\"  '((\"from\"  \"Richard Riley<address@hidden>\"))))"
> `----
>
> But raise-frame does not seem to work on my Gnome desktop.
>
> Replacing raise-frame with (bring-on-top)
>
> where
>
> ,----
> | (defun bring-on-top()
> |   (interactive)
> |    (x-send-client-message
> |     nil 0 nil "_NET_WM_STATE" 32 '(2 "_NET_WM_STATE_FULLSCREEN" 1))
> | )
> `----
>
> Does work but removes the WM border from the emacs frame.

This won't help you a lot, but removing window decorations (and fill
screen) is the expected behaviour of _NET_WM_STATE_FULLSCREEN (
http://standards.freedesktop.org/wm-spec/wm-spec-latest.html#id2551694
).

Metacity, the default Gnome window manager, tries to "avoid focus
stealing" (I think this blog post explains its behaviour:
http://blogs.gnome.org/metacity/2007/12/24/stacking/ ), IIRC there
should be a gconf setting to tweak it but I'm not completely sure as I
don't use it...


-- 
Andrea




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