How to launch on a precise workspace?

Asked by tashi on 2011-03-03

Hello to you all,

I'd like to know how to shell launch a program and have it's window (if one) appearing on a precise workspace? I'd like to know it to create for me a specific system that, whenever it starts, would launch bmon on a precise window, jnettop on a precise other one, and several programs on precise places... (like Torrent managers for instance)

Thanks to please tell me the way to realise it, I've now tried to know by several other ways but it was not efficient enough yet...

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You can install devilspie (from the Ubuntu repos) and then grab gdevilspie from googlecode (ask devilspie is a cli only app). You can then tell windows how to appear when the appear.

Very handy app

tashi (pierre-mirmont) said : #2

So you are telling me to install "gdevilspie", and that then this widget should be able to make any window called from command line appear on a specific user-space?
Thanks a million!

install devilspie in the normal way

then run:

wget; tar jxvf ./gdevilspie-0.5.tar.bz2; rm ./gdevilspie-0.5.tar.bz2; cd gdevilspie-0.5; ./gdevilspie

Will install the gdevilspie and run it

tashi (pierre-mirmont) said : #4

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.