Starting App on specific Desktop (Was Re: Feature idea, would it be something)

Chris Green chris at
Wed Jul 20 09:59:50 CEST 2005

On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 11:28:15PM +0200, Stephan Hässelbarth wrote:
> Thomas de Klein wrote:
> > It would be perfect if there was some way to tell stuff in there (or any
> > App for that matter) on which Workspace it should start. IceWM can do
> > that if I remember correctly. 
> > 
> > Do any of you know how to accomplish that with xfce?
> Yep, there is devilspie ( The syntax is a 
> little bit uncomfortable, but it works. I was pointed to this program on this list a few days ago.
... but that's not (to my mind) accomplishing it with xfce, it's a
third party bodge.  I believe it should be a function of the window
manager and/or the underlying X system to allow one to decide where
applications should start.

Chris Green (chris at

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