How to specify workspace when starting a program?

Chris Green chris at
Mon Jun 6 23:29:28 CEST 2005

On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 06:44:51PM +0200, Kristoffer wrote:
> On Mon, 06 Jun 2005 10:05:56 +0200, Chris Green <chris at> wrote:
> >Thanks for the various ideas everyone.
> >
> >I *still* think it should simply be a standard "X window manager"
> >option on the application's command line in the same way as the
> >-geometry options are standardised.
> >
> >I am trying devilspie at the moment, it's OK but there is one drastic
> >disadvantage which had me very confused for a while.  If you set the
> >geometry and window position using devilspie it (of course) sets the
> >same geometry and window position for multiple windows of the same
> >application.  This makes it somewhat useless for Firefox for example
> >as every new browser window and/or pop up window is the same size and
> >in the same place.  Thus I have turned off the window sizing and
> >positioning for firefox.
> >
> >Devilspie is otherwise OK but I find it a bit distracting that
> >applications start up in the current window and then get whisked off
> >to the one you've set in devilspie.
> >
> wmctrl doesn't work for this? it's not a sassy question, im seriously
> wondering :)
It may well work and I will be trying it soon, it's just that I tried
devilspie first.  Reading about wmctrl it does sound as if it may suit
me better than devilspie.

Chris Green (chris at

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