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auto-follow application / container

asked 2015-09-08 20:02:23 +0000

berg gravatar image

updated 2015-09-08 20:03:38 +0000

1# Let's say, I'm on workspace 5. Then I hit the shortcut for starting an application that is assigned to another workspace. Is it possible to auto-follow the app(container?) to the workspace it is assigned to, i.e. auto-switch to that workspace?

2# Now something similar: follow the container when moving it to another workspace. Possible?

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answered 2015-09-08 21:03:23 +0000

i3convert gravatar image

updated 2015-09-10 16:36:53 +0000

You just have to execute two commands. Start the app or move the container and go to the specific workspace. Your #2 is even covered in the i3 user guide. More specifically, it is the second example in Section 6:

bindsym $mod+x move container to workspace 3; workspace 3
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That is a solution for 1#. Thanks :-)!

berg gravatar imageberg ( 2015-09-14 17:59:17 +0000 )edit

answered 2015-09-10 21:38:17 +0000

oberon gravatar image

You can use for_window [urgent=latest] focus in your config for that.

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This would be the solution for 2#, but it does not work. The window just moves to the other workspace, without focussing.

berg gravatar imageberg ( 2015-09-14 17:55:26 +0000 )edit

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