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Old 12-03-2006, 02:04 PM   #1
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Command to bring a selected window to the top?


Hi All,

I've googled, but I fear I've been googling for the wrong terms.

I'm looking for some sort of command to bring a window (by providing the process ID or something akin) to the top and focus it. I don't know whether has X has something built in already or whether it would need to be a third party app.

Many Thanks,
James
 
Old 12-03-2006, 03:05 PM   #2
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Managing windows is the job of the window manager, which is KWin if using KDE. I can only help you in the KDE case; using the DCOP interface many KDE applications provide, you will be able to do exactly what you describe calling the dcop program as follows:
Code:
dcop konqueror-[] konqueror-mainwindow#1 raise
where you should replace the [] with process number (press TAB to complete).
 
Old 12-03-2006, 03:15 PM   #3
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Alas, I'm using a mish mash of Gnome and Xfce and Beryl as my window manager. At least I know the avenue to persue now, I'll have a look around.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-03-2006, 03:24 PM   #4
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I found my solution in the form of a program called 'wmctrl'.

Thanks
James
 
  


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