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Old 12-05-2004, 05:10 PM   #1
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Multiple desktops and default applications


hi people..

i have a brief question... i wanna run certain programs direct after log in, i think they are called start-up applications.. anyways.. what i want is to open some applications to different desktops.. for example, email related stuff on one desktop .. etc etc..

plus, i realised that i cant change the wallpaper for different desktops... they all chage together... which is not so very pleasant..

my system is as follows:
Debian 2.9.1
compaq evo n160 laptop
gnome desktop environment

guess that's pretty much enough...
 
Old 12-05-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
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This is from the fluxbox docs, but it applies in this situation too.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 11:48 AM   #3
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i didnt necessarily get the relevance between this and what i asked...
 
Old 12-06-2004, 12:17 PM   #4
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You set the apps that you want to open in your ~/.Xsession. When you log in, the apps in ~/.Xsession will be started.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 04:14 PM   #5
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hmm.. well there is this graphical interface for that... it's called sessions under the menu.. i already run a gnome terminal and mail client through that... just that i wanna push them to different desktops, i dont know the syntax for that.. and there is no help or setting...
 
Old 12-06-2004, 04:23 PM   #6
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Well, I find GUIs coarse and vulgar, but whatever.

As for starting things on diff desktops, I *think* the ability to do that is built into all GNOME compliant WMs (though I may be wrong about that). You'll have to consult your WMs docs for info on it though as that's about the end of my knowledge on the subject. I've not done anything like that in a *long* time.
 
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what do you refer to with VM?
 
Old 12-06-2004, 06:04 PM   #8
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WM = Window Manager
 
Old 12-07-2004, 12:03 PM   #9
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ah of course.. sorry...
 
  


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