workspace settings, auto boot into those workspaces

Pongo A. Pan pongo_pan at
Sat Dec 3 22:38:48 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-12-03 at 12:52 -0800, Rogelio wrote:
> Is there a way to save programs in various workspaces, and then when you 
> log on, automatically have them all start in their assigned workspaces?
> (I'm running 11.10 with Unity)

If unity 2-d I dunno.

If unity 3-d use CompizConfig Settings Manager and the "Place Windows"
plug-in to do this.  Under the "Fixed Window Placement" tab there are
three classes: you need the bottom one, "Windows with fixed viewport."

This is *not* zero based, so on my system I have name=gnome-terminal 1
1,  name=evolution 2 1, name=Firefox 3 1, etc..

You still have to click on the icons in the launcher for these at
start-time, but they auto-magically go to the correct virtual desktop
and wiggle at you when they're ready. I don't think that there's a way
to auto-start a whole bunch of things at log-on yet. 

Liferea, the feed reader, is troublesome with this since it sometimes
ends up on the wrong desktop, but it has other troubles as well.  I'm
looking for a better-behaved replacement.  Otherwise this works, saves a
bit of time at start-up, and enforces a standard pattern of apps which
makes it easier to page around with the keyboard.

pongo pan
Sat, 03 Dec 2011 14:38:11 -0800
Aurelius up 50 min, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.03, 0.09
Linux 3.0.0-13-generic
Ubuntu 11.10, unity 4.24.0

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