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Re: [RP] clever hack to make firefox top of stack?

From: Shawn Betts
Subject: Re: [RP] clever hack to make firefox top of stack?
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 01:51:23 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (berkeley-unix)

Ted Walther <address@hidden> writes:

> I have an instance of Firefox running.  firefox -remote seems to have no
> problem finding the running instance and telling it to do stuff.
> Is there some simple clever hack to raise the firefox instance to the
> top of the stack in ratpoison?  The manpage for firefox doesn't seem to
> have that option, and I'm not sure how reliable it is grepping for the
> term "Firefox" in the window titles.

Doesn't something cheap like the following work?

ratpoison -c 'select firefox'

> By the way here is some nifty bits from my .xbindkeysrc

ratpoison has top level bindings now. There's no longer any need for

> ********* cutpaste-url ************
> #!/bin/sh
> firefox -new-tab "$(xclip -o)"
> ***********************************
> I'd really like the cutpaste-url script to raise firefox to the top of
> hte window stack so I can see the URL I just pasted.

If you're running a new enough ratpoison you could add:

$RATPOISON -c 'select firefox'

the RATPOISON env var was added to 1.4 I think.

> Also, how do I disable the automatic URL highlighting in emacs?  I want
> to be able to double click an URL to "select" it, then press F12 at my
> leisure; sometimes I just want to select parts of an URL and emacs
> current highlighting behavior is annoying.

If you're selecting text in emacs with the mouse you have bigger
problems to worry about.

You may be interested in trying out Conkeror - a firefox based
keyboard driven webbrowser.



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