Re: [wmii] Launching Windows in Background

From: Dewey Hylton <>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 14:19:47 -0500

Quoting Hans Hohenfeld <>:

> Hi everbody,
> Following use case: I'm starting a terminal (With MOD+Enter)
> in wmii and open for exapmle my email client (mutt) in it,
> to write an email. While I'm doing this, I decide to start my
> feedreader (liferea) from dmenu, which takes a moment to start.
> The few seconds liferea takes to launch, I continue writing my
> email. When liferea pops up, it suddenly takes the focus from
> my email client. That sucks :)
> Is there an easy way
> a.) to launch a window with another tag right from dmenu?
> b.) to launch a window in the same column without loosing
> focus (in stacked and default mode)
> Thanks in advance
> regards

not sure about dmenu (don't use it much myself), but this works for me:

/Irssi.*/ -> irc

key $MODKEY-Shift-i|| fn $key { run_command $WMII_TERM -class Irssi -e irssi & }

b) not sure about this either
Received on Wed Dec 05 2007 - 20:07:48 UTC

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