Dj YB wrote:
> Is there a command-line way of asking for
> an application, eg ssh, to open in a specified desktop?
wmctrl -r <WIN> -t <DESK> Move the window to the specified desktop.
note: you should check the number of desktops before using: wmctrl -d
if it just one then you can add by using: wmctrl -n 2 (or more)
to switch to another desktop use: wmctrl -s 1 (or another)
for more info see: man wmctrl
Thanks for the response.
Unfortunately, my Fedora-13 KDE system does not seem to have this command.
Actually, I'm trying to set up a menu item which runs ssh -Y <RemoteMachine>
This works perfectly on my main laptop,
but for some reason it acts in a random way on the laptop I'm using now.
In particular it opens in a random desktop,
despite the fact that I have asked it (by right-clicking in the title-bar)
to open in a specified desktop.
(More annoyingly, it opens in white-on-black on this laptop,
and I have found no way of stopping this.)
I'm not quite sure how I could use the above command in this script,
even if the command was available.
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