I am using GNOME on Xorg with Fedora 25. When I activate a Window, for example by pressing a shortcut key I defined in the application or by for example double clicking a document file to open LibreOffice, GNOME's notification area at the top center of the screen reads "X is ready", where X is the application in question. I really hate this behavior and would rather see it open the application and make it visible on the screen, especially when I activate, for example GoldenDict, using its keyboard shortcuts to show the Window. So, the questions is how such GNOME behavior can be configured?

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    Which window manager are you using, and are you willing to change? Jan 16, 2017 at 23:20
  • @Gilles I small gear beside login password field when clicked shows Gnome on Xorg selected. There are others in the list like Plasma, Gnome on Wayland, XFCE, etc. Jan 17, 2017 at 5:34

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Something like this gnome-addon maybe can work for you Steal my focus

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