This applies to Ubuntu 13.04 and not 12.04.
Whenever I launch Nautilus from the terminal by typing
nautilus it is opened up beneath my other currently active windows. However this does not happen if I launch 'files' from the Launcher in the top left, which begs the question, what command is that running?
Is there a way to resolve this so that Nautilus will always open on top of everything else when launched by a terminal command?
It turns out that if you
killall nautilus and then perform
nautilus --new-window --no-desktop & Nautilus will now pop up at the very top as expected. However now I cannot see any desktop icons and 'expo' shows every window as active.