i am not sure, but you can probably do something like this with some
shell and wmctrl
On Feb 12, 2008 2:15 PM, Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu@...> wrote:
> Dear all
> I am very fond of fluxbox. My work is the kind of work that often gets
> interrupted, thus I wish to organize my workspace in this way:
> 1. I work on debugging an application on the first workspace. I
> name this workspace "debug application";
> 2. But I am suddenly interrupted by a high priority task B, say,
> Mike wish me to get him an accounting sheet, I switch to the
> next workspace, name it "accounting sheet", and leave
> everything on "debug application" workspace just there.
> a.k.a. the debugger, editor, console etc I started for
> debugging, are left in the first workspace. I open
> "openoffice" on the "accunting sheet" workspace.
> 3. during making the accounting sheet, I found I need to send
> John an "account statement" in order to settle down a
> transaction, for which I need to look up 5 other documents. I
> switch to a new workspace and name it "about John" and open a
> lot of documents there and create an "account statement".
> 4. like this, I can open up to 8 workspaces for tasks that are
> This finally makes up a stack of tasks -- stack of workspaces. Each of
> them need their own set of application, like rxvt, openoffice, email
> software. Now I got a problem:
> I set automatical grouping for rxvt, openoffice and email compose
> window. So if I wish to start rxvt in "accounting sheet" workspace
> (probably just to launch 'bc' for some quick calculation), I found rxvt
> is opened in the first workspace "debug application". The same happens
> if I open an openoffice window in "about John" workspace, the applcation
> auto-grouped and started sitting in "accounting sheet" workspace.
> Is it possible to set autogroup, but force fluxbox to only group it in
> the same workspace? That would solve my problem.
> Thanks in advance!
> P.S. 1) I actually use rxvt-unicode and client-server of rxvt; 2) I am
> also trying to organize my work to avoid getting interrupted at all, in
> non-technical ways;
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