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Applications on startup to right workspace

asked 2014-04-06 19:11:49 +0000

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I am trying to get my start up applications to move to the right workspace, currently only PSI moves to 'chat' on start up, all the others just start on workspace 1.

my config file has:

assign [class="psi"] chat
assign [class="skype"] chat
assign [class="xchat"] chat
assign [class="thunderbird"] email
assign [class="chromium-browser"] web
exec chromium-browser
exec thunderbird
exec psi
exec skype
exec xchat
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answered 2014-04-06 19:25:27 +0000

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Run "xprop | grep WM_CLASS" and click on the application in question. The second value listed on that line is the window class you need. For Skype, it's "Skype", and for Thunderbird it's "Thunderbird". Note that both of these are case sensetive.

The first value listed under "WM_CLASS" is the window's "instance", which can also be matched against in i3.

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