startup in specific desktops?

Nils Kassube kassube at
Thu Feb 2 19:18:20 UTC 2017

rikona wrote:
> I have several pgms I almost always use, set up in 4 desktops. How can
> I get these to startup in the desktops I want then to be in?

For KDE there is the program kstart (from the package kde-runtime), but 
I don't know if it would work for Unity. You could try if it works: The 

kstart --desktop 2 firefox

in a terminal should start firefox on desktop 2 even if you are 
currently on another desktop. If you want to use it in a script to start 
several applications, you may need a sleep command after each kstart 
command. Try "kstart --help" to get a list of other options.


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