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How To Always Open An Application In A Specific Workspace [How To]

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Sometimes you find yourself opening one application after another on the same workspace, and as a result of this behavior, you are constantly forced to move the "invading" applications to other wokspaces manually. It is a time consuming process that can fortunately be eliminated using this simple compiz trick.

To assign a given application to a certain workspace, you need to configure the Place Windows plugin which is included by default in compiz.

Fisrt, make sure you have compizconfig-settings-manager package installed . If you haven't already done so, please issue the following command in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Now open up compizconfig-settings-manager, and locate the Place Windows plugin:


Click on the plugin to access its configuration window:


Navigate to Windows with fixed viewport, then click on New to create a new configuration:


Enter the name of the application and select the workspace on which the window will be opened:


Save your settings and try to launch the application in a different workspace to test your configuration.

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