[openbox] executing programs from menu

Ryan Freeman ryan at slipgate.org
Fri Oct 17 20:51:13 EDT 2003

On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 20:48:11 -0400
Ben Jansens <ben at orodu.net> wrote:

> 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.

holy snikies you're fast. okay thanks i'll look into that. (i didn't
know exactly what startup notification was for...if only i had
investigated that at some point...sorry)

- ryan

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