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Old 08-21-2009
Bringing an Xterm window to top


Is there a way to configure a Linux machine so that I can click on any where on the Xterm window to bring it to the front/top. By default, I have to click on the title bar but often the entire title bar is underneath another window.

Thanks in advance!

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Last edited by pidge66; 08-21-2009 at 12:43 AM..
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Old 08-21-2009
its more a question of configuring your Xserver...
If you want someone to reply you should give the GUI you are using (KDE? GNOME? etc...)
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Old 08-21-2009
Thanks! Indeed, I didn't know the right questions to ask nor the right information to supply. I'm still new to Linux and am dizzy dealing with the many variations of tools.

OK, now I have found out that the windows manager I'm running is twm, and the xterm configuration file is .Xresources. I'm accessing the linux machine through vncserver (I found out about twm by looking at the file, .vnc/xstartup.)

Given the above, can anyone tell me what parameter(s) to configure so I can raise a xterm window to the top without having to find its title bar and click on it? I've googled a few parameters but none of them seems to work:

Mwm*focusAutoRaise: True
Maker*focusAutoRaise: True
Xterm*AutoRaise: on

Is there any documentation on the parameters the .Xresources can set?
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Old 08-21-2009
i don't use twm myself, but according to this document it's set in the .twmrc file.

especially have a look at 'Function "move or raise"'

hope this helps
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Old 08-23-2009
Thanks! Currently, someone showed me to use a different windows manager, namely, gnome, where left clicking on a window raises it to the top by default. So I'm cool. But I would like to try out the .twmrc approach next time when I am ready to reboot.

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