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#1 2014-06-12 12:34:33

forGGe
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[NOT A BUG] Awesome WM opening application in the original tag

Hello, everyone!

I have slightly annoying issue with awesome wm. If I open any application and then I'm moving to another tag (before app fully launches) application will appear in currently active tag.
Does anyone know how to change such behaviour without binding applications to concrete tags on runtime?
I couldn't find solution for it on awesome wiki, as well as in google.

Apologize me, if I  made a duplicated topic.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by forGGe (2015-02-22 16:01:45)


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#2 2014-12-14 01:01:44

dysleixa
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Re: [NOT A BUG] Awesome WM opening application in the original tag

I find this behaviour annoying as well. Has anyone found a solution to this yet?

Thanks.

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#3 2014-12-14 03:19:24

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Re: [NOT A BUG] Awesome WM opening application in the original tag

This is a feature: of course the application will appear in the active tag, it wouldn't make sense for it to appear in the previous one.


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#4 2014-12-14 08:11:59

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Re: [NOT A BUG] Awesome WM opening application in the original tag

I think there might be a misunderstanding. Here is a scenario (in case it helps):

Suppose I am on tag #2. I start an application (Chrome for example).

Then, by the time the application starts (which could take 1-2 seconds), I change my current active tag to tag #3.

Chrome will then appear on tag #3. However, I feel like starting the application on tag #2 showed my intent to have it there rather than "whatever tag I happen to be on ONCE the application finishes starting".

Now of course this might not be the desired behaviour for every user, but I was wondering if there was a simple way to do, in simpler words: "spawn the application on whatever tag I *launched* it on rather than the tag I'm on once it's done loading". I doubt whether this would even be feasible reasonably, but I ask in case other users had this need before.

The current workaround is to either:
1) wait on the current tag until the application is done launching, which can be annoying with applications that start slowly
2) change tag anyway, and move the application to the desired tag once it is done loading
3) setup rules for specific applications, although this is less flexible compared to it being handled by awesome completely.

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#5 2014-12-14 08:18:15

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Re: [NOT A BUG] Awesome WM opening application in the original tag

I use dwm: I am familiar with the scenario you are describing.

I use a combination of 2) and 3) to do this. 2 is the simplest (and fits best with the tagging paradigm).


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#6 2015-02-22 16:01:14

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Re: [NOT A BUG] Awesome WM opening application in the original tag

Guys, thanks for pointing me out. Seems that it is not a bug, but feature.

Closing thread.


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