[Chimera-users] Linux focus on toolbar click

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Sep 28 16:29:00 PDT 2017

Hi Daniel,
	I don’t think there is anything we can do to change this behavior.  When you click on that icon, Chimera asks the Tk toolkit to bring that window to the front (via a “tkraise” call).  I have no idea what window system calls Tk makes to try to accomplish that, but apparently they don’t work on your distro.  They do work on an Ubuntu installation we have here, but a SuSE installation worked in a somewhat similar fashion to yours except that all the Chimera dialogs were in one tab in the linux toolbar, and clicking on that tab would bring up a menu of the dialogs and picking one would bring it to the front.
	I think your only option is to use the linux toolbar to bring the dialog you want to the front.


	Eric Pettersen
	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

> On Sep 27, 2017, at 3:17 PM, Daniel P Farrell <danpf at uw.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm not sure if this is a distro thing, but I'm on linux mint and when I click on something in the toolbar the first time, the window appears on top of the main chimera window.  However, if the window is already open, now the window no longer is brought to the front, and instead lights up on the linux application toolbar.
> Would it be possible/easy to change this so that when I click on the toolbar and the window is already open for it to be brought to the front?
> It seems to already work this way on mac.
> NAME="Linux Mint"
> VERSION="18.1 (Serena)"
> ID=linuxmint
> Cheers,
> Dan
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