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#1 2010-01-25 22:44:09

grassman
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From: NYC
Registered: 2010-01-25
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Openbox: opening program on desktop N

I've checked the man pages for Openbox and done a Google search and not come up with anything.

I'm looking to auto-start some programs upon login in Openbox, and I want certain programs to open on certain desktops. For instance, I want my music player (Sonata) to open (fullscreen) on desktop 2, and a fullscreen IRC on desktop 3.

Does anyone if and how this can be accomplished?

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#2 2010-01-25 22:47:58

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Re: Openbox: opening program on desktop N


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#3 2010-01-26 01:01:24

chilebiker
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Re: Openbox: opening program on desktop N

For autostart, use this in your .xinitrc file:

exec ck-launch-session openbox-session

and use ~/config/openbox/autostart.sh to start the programs you want at startup. Don't forget to put a & at the end of each line, like:

firefox &


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#4 2010-01-26 09:21:31

bernarcher
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Re: Openbox: opening program on desktop N

Meyithi wrote:

Just to make things clearer. The instruction to force a desktop for a given application is the

<desktop>#number#</desktop>

where "#number#" is to be replaced by the desktop number wanted.


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