gnome-terminal doesn't gain focus when I switch to it

Stephen R Laniel steve at
Tue Jun 28 21:06:03 UTC 2005

On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 04:43:55PM -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> I can't alt-tab to gnome-terminal since the upgrade. If I click on it on
> the taskbar, it doesn't gain the focus. Every other application does;
> just not gnome-terminal.

Hmm. I've been playing with this more, and the problem is
actually different and broader than I had thought:

1) It's not just gnome-terminal. Akregator does the same
thing. Firefox does not.

2) The trouble is that Firefox, at least, is 'always on
top.' I can't get gnome-terminal and akregator to come in
front of Firefox. Though gnome-terminal does, in fact, get
the focus. It just doesn't come to the front.

3) I don't think Firefox is the trouble; it hasn't been
upgraded in a while.

4) If I minimize Firefox, I can alt-tab between akregator
and gnome-terminal with no problem.

Stephen R. Laniel
steve at
+(617) 308-5571
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