Keeping an app fixed on a specific workspace

Joost Kremers joostkremers at
Mon Aug 27 20:47:42 CEST 2007

On Mon, Aug 27, 2007 at 06:30:19PM +0200, Mathias Brodala wrote:
> Joost Kremers, 27.08.2007 18:24:
> > Right now, if I middle-click on a link in Terminal, or call emacsclient
> > from e.g. mutt or slrn, the app being called (Firefox or Emacs,
> > respectively), is moved to the workspace Terminal is on. I'd like to
> > disable this, because it messes up my work habit... (I have every app on a
> > workspace of its own, so that I always know where my apps are.)
> You should give Devil's Pie[0] a try. I don???t know of a way using Xfce???s apps alone.

thanks for your reply. are you sure, though, that devilspie will *keep* a
window on a specific workplace? from the description, i get the impression
that it only works to put an app on a specific workspace when it is
started, not that it'll prevent the wm from moving it to another wm when
it's called externally.

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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