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Open an application in a certain position

asked 2015-12-11 20:52:27 +0000

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Is it possible keybind an application for opening horizontally/vertically without modifying the current splitting mode? Or a floating window to open in a corner ?

I would like to replace use i3 to manage emacs directly so If I have shortcut to open new emacs horizontally or vertically it would be cool.

Also I like to have a floating terminal on bottom right corner when I am coding so opening it directly into that corner would be great. I still could add move right XXXpx; move down YYYpx after the command, but I sometimes plug a dual screen with another resolution so values may changed.

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answered 2015-12-12 18:47:17 +0000

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Is it possible keybind an application for opening horizontally/vertically without modifying the current splitting mode?

I have no idea what you want to achieve.

Or a floating window to open in a corner ?

You could probably use xdotool to write a script that moves the window to where you want it to be. xrandr should give you enough information about the current screen setup.

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Thank you `xdotool` will do the trick. Since I have two screens, can I detect wich screen the application is starting on ? And for my first question I meant having a keybind for an application that will always split it horizontally when in split mode, I hope it's clear.

nscott32 gravatar imagenscott32 ( 2015-12-12 21:29:10 +0000 )edit

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