Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114736
emacs other-frame command doesn't work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
Description of problem:
When more than one frame is open, other-frame (C-x 5 o) should switch
between open frames, angalogous to C-x o between windows. This doesn't
work properly. I'm not sure if this is actually a problem with emacs,
or with the window manager or window manager default settings
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run emacs
2. Type "C-x 5 2" to open a new frame (focus switches to new frame)
3. Type "C-x 5 o" to switch back to original frame
Original frame is raised, as expected, but focus remains in second
frame (where it was before C-x 5 o)
Focus should be transferred back to the original frame
Reproduced in the default click-to-focus of metacity, and under
kde wm too.
I have a feeling this has never really worked for Emacs.
XEmacs looks to be fine on this. :)
Alternatively if you don't mind you can use focus-follows-mouse
with Emacs which seems to be ok.
I recommend reporting this upstream to emacs-devel.
I reported this upstream using the emacs bug report tool in the help
menu back in February. No response yet.
I guess I misunderstood your comment above regarding
focus-follows-mouse. Setting that to nil does indeed fix the problem
for me, for instance by adding this to my .emacs file:
;; set focus-follows-mouse to nil (so that switching frames works
;; properly under the default click-to-focus setting in metacity)
(setq focus-follows-mouse nil)
Would it be possible to add these lines to /etc/skel/.emacs? Or change
the default setting some other way?
This seems more like an emacs configuration problem under Fedora,
rather than a bug in emacs itself, so I won't report this upstream,
unless I hear from you that I should. Thanks!
Yes, good point: I will add this to default.el I think for fc3.
Adding this in 21.3-15.
Actually this change was already in default.el in 21.3-13...