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[Feature Request] - Add ability to start an application on a specific workspace


Description John 2013-02-16 19:17:48 CET
Native support to start an application on a given workspace is needed for this sophisticated WM.
Comment 1 pestaa 2013-10-24 10:50:24 CEST

At least there could be a hook to notify subscribed apps when a window is created. That way it can be scripted without tricks like "sleep".
Comment 2 liquider 2014-11-23 13:28:21 CET
can't this be achieved with (g)devilspie?
Comment 3 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2015-05-11 17:07:59 CEST
(In reply to liquider from comment #2)
> can't this be achieved with (g)devilspie?

Exactly, there is no need to bloat the WM with such things.
Comment 4 danikron 2015-05-11 18:52:30 CEST
(In reply to Olivier Fourdan from comment #3)
> Exactly, there is no need to bloat the WM with such things.

Devilspie will just let you atomatically send certain windows to other workspaces when opened though. It'd be excellent to be able to open apps on specific workspaces from any workspace. I guess it mostly makes sense for apps that are slow to start though, so maybe its usefulness is too narrow for a default feature.
Comment 5 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2015-05-11 18:58:02 CEST
Again, no, startup-notification (that xfwm4 supports) has this precicely for slow starting applications, so again, this feature is not needed in the window manager.
Comment 6 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-29 11:54:24 CEST
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Bug #9860

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Reported on: 2013-02-16
Last modified on: 2020-05-29


Olivier Fourdan
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