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xterm -pob does not raise the window when it receives Ctrl-G (MATate 1.16, RHEL7). This used to work fine in Gnome2, RHEL6.

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This might be a known issue (with the window managers) for which a recent workaround was made (patch #352):

improve portability of iconify/deiconify feature by taking into account some window managers which manipulate the EWMH _NET_WM_STATE property, adding/removing _NET_WM_STATE_HIDDEN rather than actually minimizing the window (prompted by discussion with Jörg Breitbart).

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  • Thanks, I downloaded the latest xterm from that link, and still same behavior. Works fine on same machine with mwm, so I think it's a MATE issue. (I like the multiple desktops, which mwm lacks.) – yeh20 May 7 '20 at 22:08
  • I see (mis-recalled the calls used). This particular one uses XRaiseWindow. It might be similar case (in the one cited, the window manager doesn't respond to the X events for minimizing/unminimizing the window). – Thomas Dickey May 8 '20 at 8:12

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