Keeping an app fixed on a specific workspace

Harold Aling h.aling at
Mon Aug 27 19:51:39 CEST 2007

Joost Kremers wrote:
> Hi list,
> Is there a way to tell Xfce to *not* *ever* move an app from the workspace
> it is on, not even when hell freezes over or the sun explodes?
> 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.)
> I have set the option "Activate focus stealing prevention" in Window
> Manager Tweaks | Focus, and unchecked "Honor the standard ICCCM focus
> hints", which seemed to give the desired results in Xfce4.2. But now, with
> Xfce4.4.1, this is no longer the case... :-(
> [I've already asked this in another email to this list (subject: various
> config questions), but the discussion in the thread ensuing from that mail
> focused on some of the other questions that I asked, and now I'm hoping
> someone who knows the answer might not have noticed this question because
> of this discussion. My apologies if you've all read this question and feel
> that I'm now waisting your time... :-/ ]
> I'd very much appreciate any hints on this issue!
Have you tried setting "when a window raises itself" to "Switch to 
window's workspace" (in Window manager tweaks->Focus) ?


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