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Re: [kde-linux] Startup programs in KDE

Thomas Taylor wrote:
Hi folks;
I have two programs set up to run at startup (Configure Desktop>  Startup&
Shutdown>  Autostart>  Add Program).  They are claws-mail and firefox.  They
both come up in the last active session virtual desktop (I'm using 6).

Is there a way to specify which virtual desktop they start in?  Haven't found
any documentation about that.

Thanks, Tom

The way I do this is to save the session to save what starts up. I guess your way will work too.

As for what desktops they will be on, I use Window Settings. Right click on the title bar of what you want to set up, Firefox for example, and highlight Advanced then Special Window Settings. In the winodw that pops up, select the Size and Position tab. The Desktop can then be set there. You may want to look at other settings in there too. There are a lot of things that can be set there. Also, some can be set to force which means it will not change even if you try and several other settings. It took me several tries to get mine set right but once you get it set correctly, it seems to hold that throughout updates.

If something acts weird, go to the first tab, Window Matching, and click the Detect Window Properties button, then click the title bar of the window you want to set. You may have to experiment with the other settings too. Sometimes when you have a program that has more than one window or the title bar changes, then you have to test other settings to get it to stick.

Hope that helps. This is for KDE 4.7.4 and I use Gentoo. It should be about the same but different from KDE3 for sure.


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