I'm trying to add RetroFE (using SDL2) to RetroPie as an alternative to EmulationStation.

Unfortunately the emulators launch behind the front-end. I've tried hiding the window, minimizing it, etc., but I get the feeling that since this is running on the framebuffer, these solutions will not help me. I can, of course, destroy the window and renderer, but that displays the TTY for a brief time before launching the emulator, so it's not a very pretty solution.

Any thoughts on how I can solve this in a clean way?

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