Specify desktop in 'lxde-rc.xml'

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pauldmallett
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Specify desktop in 'lxde-rc.xml'

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I have specified desktops for certain applications in ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml
Debian Bullseye
Some work and some do not, this does not.
OOOPs must have changed something in my last edit, all better now. I'll post editing details in a reply so anyone interested can do this.
[code780 <!-- EDIT CHROMIUM POSITION WINDOW ADD TO "4" DESKTOP -->
781
782 #_OB_APP_TYPE(UTF8_STRING) = "normal"
783 #_OB_APP_TITLE(UTF8_STRING) = "Chromium"
784 #_OB_APP_GROUP_CLASS(UTF8_STRING) = "Chromium"
785 #_OB_APP_GROUP_NAME(UTF8_STRING) = "chromium"
786 #_OB_APP_CLASS(UTF8_STRING) = "Chromium"
787 #_OB_APP_NAME(UTF8_STRING) = "chromium"
788 #_OB_APP_ROLE(UTF8_STRING) = "browser"
789
790 <application name="Chromium" class="Chromium"><maximized>true</maximized><desktop>4</desktop></application>
791
792 ][/code]
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pauldmallett
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Re: Specify desktop in 'lxde-rc.xml'

Post by pauldmallett »

How to:-
Modifiying your openbox configuration to add an app specific rule
To add an application rule open your openbox rc.xml
found under #(~/.config/openbox/rc.xml for stock openbox)
or for LXDE ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml
and navigate to the <applications> section at the very end of the file.

Insert your application specific rules between the <applications>..</applications> tags.
then save the file and proceed to reload the configuration by executing:

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openbox --reconfigure
the application specific rules should be in effect after this and will
automatically get applied to newly spawned windows.
Also:-
to show application attributes for open box configuration
run in terminal while application is running

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obxprop | grep "^_OB_APP" 
immediately click on "Restored Window of Application"
to see the value of these five properties.

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#_OB_APP_TYPE(UTF8_STRING) = "normal"
#_OB_APP_TITLE(UTF8_STRING) = "untitled - Chromium"
#_OB_APP_GROUP_CLASS(UTF8_STRING) = 
#_OB_APP_GROUP_NAME(UTF8_STRING) = 
#_OB_APP_CLASS(UTF8_STRING) = "Chromium"
#_OB_APP_NAME(UTF8_STRING) = "chromium"
#_OB_APP_ROLE(UTF8_STRING) = "browser"
The final edit can be seen in my original "Question" the two options for desktops are

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 >all<  >2<
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