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Can I force child windows to open in workspace of parent? [closed]

asked 2015-01-13 19:50:07 +0000

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I've got mintupdate running off in a different workspace updating my system, and it makes a few popup windows at various points during this time to let you monitor its status. I'd like for these to stay out of my way and open in the same workspace as mintupdate, but instead they open in the workspace I'm currently using and steal the focus.

How can I force these child windows to open in the same workspace as their parent, rather than the current workspace?

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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by Adaephon
close date 2015-01-13 21:01:57.171893

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This is a duplicate of [this question](https://faq.i3wm.org/question/2949/making-popup-window-appear-on-their-parents-workspace/).

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2015-01-13 21:01:24 +0000 )edit

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answered 2015-01-13 21:10:31 +0000

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You could use something like this or similar

assign [class="^mintupdate"] 2

To find out what to put for 'class' use

xprops

And select a window by clicking on it. Please refer to the userguide.

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