My questions are:
- Why does virtualbox keep opening up on workspace 1 or workspace 3?
- Why doesn't an empty workspace 2 consistently open on my second monitor (HDMI1)?
- How can I fix this?
I am using i3 version 4.7.2 under Ubuntu 13.10.
I have the following lines in my config.
workspace 9 output HDMI1 workspace 2 output HDMI1 workspace 1 output VGA1 workspace 7 output VGA1 workspace 8 output VGA1 exec --no-startup-id i3-msg 'workspace 7; exec libreoffice --calc' exec --no-startup-id i3-msg 'workspace 8; exec virtualbox' exec --no-startup-id i3-msg 'workspace 1; exec google-chrome' exec --no-startup-id i3-msg 'workspace 9; exec banshee; workspace 2'
virtualbox always starts on workspace 1 or workspace 3 (why does that even open?), no matter where it's placed or whether I include switching to another workspace after running the other exec commands (ie
exec --no-startup-id i3-msg 'workspace 7; exec libreoffice --calc'; workspace 8).
Also, The behavior of banshee is dependent on the virtualbox line for some reason. If I comment the virtualbox line out, then banshee starts like normal and an empty workspace 2 opens up on my second monitor. If I leave the virtualbox exec in, banshee opens, but workspace 9 remains the active workspace on my second monitor and workspace 2 is not created.