When launching Nautilus windows from terminal, keyboard shortcuts configured in the Keyboard application, or via Alt+F2 and then typing /, the resulting Nautilus window is not focused. This is the opposite behavior of previous releases where the window would be focused, facilitating immediate use.

Is this behavior a bug or is there a setting to make the window gain focus like it did in previous releases?

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    It's a known bug in Compiz, maybe already fixed upstream, but not yet in the latest development release of Ubuntu (as I still can reproduce it in 12.04). Haven't found a bug number right now. – htorque Feb 2 '12 at 14:04
  • See Bug 817246 on Launchpad. – holocronweaver Feb 11 '12 at 17:58

It's a focus prevention issue.

Launch CompizConfig Settings Manager and got to General OptionsFocus tab. In the Focus Prevention Windows field, put : !(class=Nautilus)

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