various config questions

Joost Kremers joostkremers at
Tue Aug 14 18:21:30 CEST 2007

hi list,

i've recently installed slackintosh with xfce4 on an older ibook g3. i've
been using xfce for a couple of years now and am very happy with it, but
currently, with xfce 4.4.1, i'm having a few config issues that i can't
seem to figure out how to solve. perhaps someone here can help me with

* how can i prevent a program being called from another program from being
  moved to the workspace the calling program is on? e.g. if i have Terminal
  on ws5 and firefox on ws6, and i press the mouse button 2 on a link in
  e.g. mutt running in Terminal, i want firefox to open that link but i
  don't want firefox to be moved to ws5. (somehow this wasn't a problem on
  xfce4.2, but i haven't been able to replicate my settings...)

* since slackware/slackintosh12 comes with hal and dbus, i have installed
  the volume manager plugin for thunar. automounting works very nicely, but
  i would like to pass additional mount options to (especially)
  vfat-filesystems. is there a way to do this?

* also with thunar's volume manager, when i plug in a usb stick or cd, i'd
  like it to be automounted, but i don't want thunar to open, nor do i want
  to autorun programs or auto-open files on it. however, unsetting those
  options in the volume manager's configuration has no effect. i can
  uncheck the options and close the window, but when i open the
  configuration window again, the options are checked again.

* lastly, is there a way for automounted media to show up in the mount
  plugin (other than adding them to /etc/fstab)? previously, on slackintosh
  11 with xfce 4.2, i used a debian program called usbmount to automount
  usb drives, and those showed up in the mount plugin (although they
  weren't in /etc/fstab), so i'm kinda surprised that the devices mounted
  by thunar+volman do not.

if anyone can provide some hints on any of these points, i'd be very


Joost Kremers, PhD
University of Cologne
Institute for German Language and Literature
Albertus Magnus Platz
50923 Cologne, Germany
Tel. +49 221 / 4703807

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