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Re: How to jump to running emacs with emacsclient

From: Dan Davison
Subject: Re: How to jump to running emacs with emacsclient
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 11:53:50 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Chris Newton <> writes:

> Are you using metacity or compiz for your window manager? Metacity ignores
> raise requests in many versions. I noticed that raise finally works well in
> stock ubuntu 10.4 with gnome and compiz. Not sure about metacity though.

I'm using gnome with compiz under ubuntu 10.04. I was surprised to learn
that Emacs could order the WM around in this fashion but it seems to
work perfectly. I haven't tried metacity as my compiz settings tend to
get screwed up when I switch compiz off and on again. As per the
subsequent discussion in the thread, I am now using the simplified

emacsclient -n --eval '(select-frame-set-input-focus (selected-frame))'


> On Jun 27, 2010 3:56 PM, "Dan Davison" <> wrote:
> Using gnome on ubuntu, a shell command like
> emacsclient /some/file
> switches window focus to the running emacs and visits the file.
> I'd like to do this without specifying a file to visit, so that I can
> (in gnome) bind a command to a key that will cause my window manager to
> simply jump to emacs and show the current buffer. How?
> Dan

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