Comment 12 for bug 805870

Rubén Rodríguez (ruben-gnu) wrote :

From http://www.webupd8.org/2011/07/install-terminator-with-built-in-quake.html

Extra tip: to get the terminal to focus when pressing the hotkey:
- for Compiz: open Compiz Settings Manager -> General Options -> Focus & Raise Behaviour and set "Focus Prevention Level" to Off.
- GNOME Shell: in GNOME Tweak Tool -> Windows and set "Window focus mode" to "Sloppy".

Worked for me, not sure if doing that will bring regressions in other places, though.