[Xfce-bugs] [Bug 15788] Xfsettingsd managing the workspaces when another (not Xfwm) WM is running

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Wed Aug 7 10:04:01 CEST 2019


--- Comment #2 from Francesco Galizzi <f.galizzi92 at gmail.com> ---
I knew this, and it's ok. The problem though is the difference in how i3 and
Xfce manages workspaces.

Through xfconf-query you can set the array of names and the workspaces count,
so if you set respectively ["A", "B", "C", "D"] and 2 you have workspaces "A"
and "B".

In i3 you always start with one workspace, then workspaces are "created" as you
move windows to them; so, for example, if you set Thunderbird to be open always
on the workspace "Mail", by launching Thunderbird the workspace "Mail" is
created and the window is placed there, then when you close the window and you
switch to another workspace, the workspace is "destroyed". This allows
different features (and workflows) wrt how Xfce manages workspaces, but (in
this case) if Xfsettingsd is running the workspaces names are "A" and "B"
instead of "A" and "Mail".

I don't know if this should be classified as a misfeature of Xfsettingsd or i3;
i3 seems to be setting the number of workspaces correctly (and the names too; I
checked with Xfsettingsd not running), but apparently Xfsettingsd is
overwriting the names.

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