How to specify workspace when starting a program?

John Shane jslists at
Fri Jun 3 17:10:07 CEST 2005

On Thu, 2 Jun 2005 19:39:11 +0100
Chris Green <chris at> wrote:

> How does one specify a workspace when running a program so that it
> starts up in the specified workspace?
> -- 
> Chris Green (chris at

Devilspie works nicely for that.  

Once installed you will have an .xml file in your home directory.  There
you can define which workspace you want your program to use.  In my case I
have devilspie in my <home>/Desktop/Autostart directory as
"startdevilspie."  Now Firefox is always in Workspace 3, OpenOffice in
Workspace 4 and so on.


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