Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 13:43 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Just like Eugenia yesterday, I also upgraded my laptop's Ubuntu Feisty installation to Gutsy a few days ago. The upgrade process went completely awry, though, so I was forced to do a fresh install. Not a bad thing, as it gave me the opportunity to take a look at Ubuntu's soon-to-be-released Gutsy Gibbon with GNOME 2.20
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Why devilspie?
by SEJeff on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 17:46 UTC
SEJeff
Member since:
2005-11-05

I realise that this is not a barrier-to-entry kind of feature, but still, I am sure more of you would like something like this. Sure, Devil's Pie can do all this, but you can hardly call that fantastic little application easy to set up.

Thom, you are using compiz-fusion. Why use devilspie when the "place" plugin exists? Under ccsm it is "Place Windows". It supports having some applications always on the same viewport or location.

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RE: Why devilspie?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 17:52 in reply to "Why devilspie?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Thom, you are using compiz-fusion. Why use devilspie when the "place" plugin exists? Under ccsm it is "Place Windows". It supports having some applications always on the same viewport or location.


I'm not using Devil's Pie. I was just looking for a way to do what I described I wanted to do. Didn't know the place plugin took care of these matters. Thanks.

There are so many plugins, it's sometimes hard to see the trees through the forest.

Update: Damn, that place plugin is impossible to use. What a mess to configure.

What I want is this: right click application entry in the menu or in the taskbar, and just select: confine to workspace x. That's it.

Edited 2007-09-23 17:59 UTC

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RE[2]: Why devilspie?
by superstoned on Mon 24th Sep 2007 16:53 in reply to "RE: Why devilspie?"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

If you use KWin as windowdecorator in Compiz, does that use the KWin functionality or only the look? If it uses the functionality, you have all this kind of stuff in there by using rmb on window -> special window settings. There you can set anything you want on an application.

And having all that in a submenu - what, are you insane? ;-)

(this is one of the things I'm happy KWin gets compositing - Compiz is still behind on the REAL windowmanagment. Of course, a Gnome user is used to Metacity, so they actually have MORE with compiz).

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