From the terminal I can open the file manager using nautilus ., but the window opens behind the current terminal window (on my Ubuntu 14.04).

Is there a way to call nautilus from the terminal and bring the window to the foreground?

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    I cannot reproduce this. My window manager is compiz. Can you mention which window manager you're using? It might depend on the window manager.
    – Celada
    Apr 21, 2015 at 23:15
  • @Celada compiz. Default Ubuntu. Apr 22, 2015 at 15:27
  • I have the same issue in Ubuntu 14.04. Please watch quick video which I made about this issue: youtu.be/2RFb_ed7230 compizconfig-settings-manager: 1:
    – Viktor
    Apr 28, 2015 at 10:19

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After adding comment here I checked askubuntu.com and found the answer there.

You need to install CompizConfig Settings Manager. Then go to General -> General Options -> Focus & Raise Behaviour and set Focus Prevention Level from Low to Off.

  • Just a clarification that the name of the package is actually the whole name: CompizConfig Settings Manager and that it can be installed via the Ubuntu Software Center Apr 28, 2015 at 18:16

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