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10.4: Bring all X11 windows forward after app switch Apps
If you're still suffering from the 10.4.x problem of X11 windows not coming forward after switching, as described in this hint (despite the fact that a fix has supposedly been implemented), here's a simple workaround.

After switching from an X11 app to any other native OSX App (by using Dock or Command-Tab) and then switching back to X11 ... you can bring all of the X11 windows forward by pressing F10 twice. This activates Exposť's Application Windows mode, and forces all the windows to the foreground.

[robg adds: X11 seems to be working fine on my machine; all windows come forward if I use Command-Tab or the Dock to switch back. If I click on one window, only that window comes forward, as is the case with traditional OS X apps. If you're having the problem after Command-Tab or a Dock click, though, this is a simple workaround.]
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how to run X11 (in darwin/osx) without quartz wm?
Authored by: zahadum on Jun 07, '06 09:38:30PM

somewhat off-topic (because X11 doesnt come up very often ;-)

(1) sometime the finder or login window has difficulty loading probably, so its time to run some diagnostics (but without having to boot off another volume) --

so it would be great to be able to lauch X11 from the CLI/console -- either in straight darwin or under os/x ....

but apple's implementation of X11 relies explictly on the quartz-based aqua WM ...

so how does one configure xfree86 to run in darwin/osx without over-writing all of apple's X11 files?

(2) also: how does one remotely invoke X11 to run an X-based process on a machine in the background? (where the user account is NOT the same one as is currently active)

thanx: dlf

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10.4: Bring all X11 windows forward after app switch
Authored by: JadeNB on Jun 08, '06 12:12:46PM

I simply mapped Bring All to Front in X11 to Command-B (but of course any key combination is fine). Sometimes my windows come forward when I switch, in which case all is fine; sometimes they don't, and then I just hit Command-B. I'd find the recede-come forward behaviour of Exposť in this setting a little distracting.



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10.4: Bring all X11 windows forward after app switch
Authored by: JadeNB on Jun 08, '06 12:25:42PM

By the way, the poster says that a fix has 'supposedly' been implemented. I'm not sure what was meant by that, but when I followed the instructions at the link supplied to download the 'good' Xquartz from the 10.4.3 update, the bad behaviour vanished for me. (I am running 10.4.6, but must never have run the 10.4.3 update directly.)



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10.4: Bring all X11 windows forward after app switch
Authored by: aprasad on Jul 31, '06 09:39:53AM

How do you map a key combination to a menu option? This sounds like a reasonably good fix, but I can't figure out how to get this to work.

Thanks!



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10.4: Bring all X11 windows forward after app switch
Authored by: JadeNB on Aug 17, '06 12:57:12PM

I know that I'm replying long after you posted your question, but, if you're still interested, you can map key combinations to menu items under Keyboard & Mouse in System Preferences.



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intel imac does not work for me
Authored by: mzs on Jun 09, '06 06:46:43AM

I think Apple never fixed this in the intel version of X11.



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