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I have the following setup:

  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • gnome-shell
  • emacs 23
  • Firefox with "It's all text" extension

The purpose of the "It's all text" extension is so that I can edit firefox text fields in an external editor, such as emacs. In fact, I am writing this from emacs. This extension is activated by pressing C-c C-e in Firefox, which opens emacsclient with a tmp file linked to that text box.

My question is, how can I have the emacs window come to the foreground after C-c C-e is pressed? It seems to be the "selected" window (I'm not sure of the right terminology), but it does not bring itself to the foreground. How can I configure this behaviour to happen?

As a second question: I often have multiple emacs clients connected to a single emacs server. How can I control which emacs window receive's the "It's all text" temporary file? I usually have one maximized emacs window (A) on one workspace and a smaller emacs window (B) on a desktop that also as Firefox. I want to make sure that (B) is the one that gets sent to the foreground.

Thanks for the help!

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closed as too localized by Luis Alvarado Mar 14 '13 at 16:05

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