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Re: raise-frame doesn't work in Fedora Core 4

From: Jan D.
Subject: Re: raise-frame doesn't work in Fedora Core 4
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 18:19:17 +0100
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Stefan Monnier skrev:

Is there some documented rationale for this wm-spec thingy?
I mean, why on earth should the window-manager need more than "XRaiseWindow"
to figure out that the window should be brought on top?

Activate doesn't have to mean raise. It usually mean uniconify, focus and possibly raise if the WM manager wants it. If you have several workspaces, you can have different active windows in each one of them. Here is the (very brief) rationale from freedesktop:

  Rationale: XSetInputFocus is not sufficient, since the window may be
  hidden on another virtual desktop ( in that case XSetInputFocus
  fails with a BadWindow error )

But I'm not sure exactly why this is needed.

        Jan D.

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