Re: [dev] [dwm] auto switch to the app's tag

From: Ruben Gonzalez Arnau <>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 11:19:55 +0100

On 13/12/11 18:14, nxt7 wrote:
> Hello!
> Is it possible to make dwm to switch to the tag where application is
> started according to the "Rules" section of config file? viewontag
> patch works only with already started applications and does not suit
> for applications started through command line or file type
> associations from file managers. On this[1] forum I was told that such
> functionality is already present in dwm but I tried both vanilla dwm
> 5.8 and dwm-hg (without any patches) and found nothing similar to
> desired behavior. Can somebody explain the situation?
> ---------------
> [1]

Maybe using xdotool can help in that situation.

For example, if Firefox is started on tag 3 via config rules, then you
can spawn it with something like this:

SHCMD("xdotool key Super_L+3 && firefox")

xdotool emulate keyboard press for you.

Received on Wed Dec 14 2011 - 11:19:55 CET

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