Re: [wmii] Automatic startup - newbie

From: Daniel Maier <>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 20:37:23 +0100

On Mon, Jan 09, 2006 at 03:14:17PM +0530, Renjith Rajan wrote:
> 1. How to start programs automatically at startup and bind them to specific
> pages and frames.
Starting is easy. Just start them from the same file/script, where
you start wmii, and put them to background using &.
> For example
> - i want to start my mail client in the fourth page in the maximized mode.
> - i want to start gaim in the second page and in the tiled format.
> - browsers in the first page (maximized).
> - xterms in the 3rd page.
This is not possible, at least not with a clean solution. You could
create pages, start clients, wait some time until it hopefully
started, create another page, start, wait, etc.
But this is quick and dirty and everything but nice
> ( I use .Xclients to start wmii. )
> 2. I use gaim, so, is there a method to automatically go to gaim window (or
> the page where gaim is opened) when new messages are received ? (I have
If you can execute something whenever a message arrives, you can
tell wmii to change to that page, using
        wmmir write /wm/ctl 'select 2'
or what page you want.
But this is also a bad hack in my mind.
> already enabled the raise IM window on events). Forgive me if it is against
> wmii's goal or standard.
I believe youll get some discussion:)

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