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    how to set focus on an application?

    Hi,

    I want to set focus on an application without using keyboard or mouse. May be through terminal or using a program/script. The application is running behind another application.

    Is it possible to do this?

    Thanks.

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    Re: how to set focus on an application?

    I'm afraid I don't really see the point in this, however it is probably possible, depending on how much work you are willing to put into it.

    You might have to ask in the programming forum, since I doubt there is a terminal command for this.
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    Re: how to set focus on an application?

    Thanks.

    Well, what I'm trying to do is to get the hidden application to appear on top of an application which is in full screen mode.

    I've looked everywhere but have not been able to find a solution. So this is what I thought I would try.

    Ill post this in the programming forum.

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    Re: how to set focus on an application?

    I found solution to this.

    Use wmctrl command.

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    Re: how to set focus on an application?

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