Settings applications to always open on certain desktops

Conor Schaefer conor.schaefer at
Thu Feb 28 07:47:50 UTC 2008

I hate to spam the list, but I haven't seen a response to this issue,
and I'm very curious whether anyone can help out. Hard to believe I'm
the only person who finds this bothersome.


Conor Schaefer wrote:
> I use Gutsy and Compiz, 4 desktops on a cube. I love the workspace
> management, very efficient.
> I usually set Gnome to save my session on logout, so that when I log
> back in, all the same applications reopen. This is useful because it's
> usually things like Thunderbird and Firefox, possibly Pidgin too.
> The problem: ALL applications open on desktop one! This means every time
> I log in I have to spend 20-30 seconds organizing the different apps to
> their respective desktops.
> Is there any way to declare that a specific application always opens on
> a certain desktop, e.g. Amarok on Desktop 2, Thunderbird on Desktop 4, etc.?

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