[openbox] executing programs from menu

Ben Jansens ben at orodu.net
Fri Oct 17 20:48:11 EDT 2003

On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 05:46:30PM -0700, Ryan Freeman wrote:
> hmm, as i sat here executing moz-firebird, i was about to switch to
> another workspace to check up on another app. however, i remembered that
> if i did that, by the time moz-firebird opened (it takes a few seconds)
> it would open on the other workspace while i was checking the other
> application, thus making me have to move moz-firebird back to the
> intended desktop manually. so instead i sat and waited for moz-firebird
> to open before i switched. then i thought "hey, wouldn't it be cool if
> openbox was able to remember the desktop you executed the program from
> the menu on so if you executed it from the menu and switched desktops,
> it would still show up on the desktop you originally executed on?" just
> a thought...

Fully possible with a 3rd party application launcher and the startup
notification protocol. Openbox does not support launching with the protocol
but listens for it from other launchers.

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