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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: raise-frame doesn't work in Fedora Core 4
Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2006 09:23:47 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Jan Djärv <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman skrev:
> I think sending the _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW is correct here according to
> the new specification.
>> Is it right to move the window to the current desktop?
> It depends on how we want raise-frame to behave.  Do we want Emacs
> to switch the frame to the current desktop or not?  To not switch is
> the current implementation so if we want to change I suggest next
> release.

If the frame was iconified previously, switching it to the current
desktop would warrant a user-configurable option, I think (defaulting
to "off").  If it was _not_ iconified previously, I think it would be
very wrong to change the overall window configuration by moving frame

>> What happens if you do this (via wmctrl or directly) and you're
>> using an older wm?  Does it do any harm?
> No, it becomes a noop.  The client message gets sent to the root
> window but since nobody (i.e. the window manager) isn't listening
> for it, nothing more happens.

Sounds like something we should likely do then.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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