Re: [wmii] Thunar opening in previous tag

From: Aditya Mahajan <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 08:44:05 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 16 Feb 2009, Alex Kilgore wrote:

> Aditya Mahajan wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am using the wmii-hg2424. Whenever I try to open a second instance of
>> thunar, it always opens on a tag where the first instance is open.
>> To reproduce the behaviour:
>> 1. Create a tag "test:1". Press Mod+p and type thunar.
>> 2. Create a new tag "test:2". Press Mod+p and type thunar.
>> Does the second instance of thunar open on "test:2" or on "test:1". For me,
>> it opens on test:1. I am wondering if this is a "feature" of wmii or if
>> there is something in my config.
> Hi,
> This is because thunar apparently just spawns a new window that is from
> the same process as the currently running thunar when re-run (you can
> test this yourself by running two thunar windows and using pgrep to see
> how many processes are running, i got only one). WMII opens all windows
> from a process on the same tag, this is intended as a feature, yes.

I get the same behaviour with evince, eog, and few others, which becomes a
bit annoying at times. Is it possible to circumvent this feature using the
config magic?

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