I'm using Evince as my Pdf-Viewer (In a split-screen-setup) whenever i write something in org-mode and compile it as a pdf. To achieve this, i've added

(add-to-list 'org-file-apps '("pdf" . "evince %s"))

to my .emacs and it simply works. However, when i compile and open as a pdf from org-mode, Emacs loses focus onto Evince.

The desired behavior would be for Emacs to obtain focus and run Evince in the background so that i wouldn't have to switch back to Emacs, whenever i compile as a pdf

  • I think this is more a function of your window manager settings than emacs.
    – rpluim
    Sep 13, 2018 at 9:29
  • Yes, that might be the case. However, when i compile LaTeX directly from a .tex-file with AucTeX and Evince it works as desired.
    – Tim Hilt
    Sep 13, 2018 at 9:31


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