Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 221475
Metacity fails to raise window
Last modified: 2014-06-18 05:09:07 EDT
Description of problem:
('frame' in Emacs means 'window' in WM)
In Emacs, fucntion 'raise-frame' supposed to bring the window to the front
failed in metacity. The developers of Emacs has been creating workarounds in the
past. But now it failed again in metacity 2.16. They are about to give up on this.
Could you look at this issue? The discussion starts here:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% in Emacs 22.0.92
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Emacs
2. M-x server-start
3. In shell, emacsclient -e "(raise-frame)"
emacs window flashing in the taskbar
emacs window should be raised
Emacs 22 RPMs:
Emacs 22 on the way to Fedora 7. See
This issue really needs to be resolved upstream. There is no way I am adding a
patch downstream to work around this issue.
Please file a bug at
and either CC "firstname.lastname@example.org", or post the bug number here.
Gnome bz: 392889