2016-11-30 19:24:40 UTC
I'm trying to use the "assign" directive in my configuration file, for
the first time. I have a two-monitor setup and I would like for
certain windows to open up on a certain monitor. I tried these lines:
assign [class="R_x11"] workspace 2
assign [class="Firefox"] workspace 2
They both work, in the sense that new windows of either class go to
workspace 2. However, Workspace 2 is in tabbed mode and when these new
windows are created, they always appear behind the "foreground" window
on that workspace - the contents of the windows is not visible, I just
see that the title has appeared. That's not very convenient, as e.g.
when a plot or web page opens I would like to view it.
Am I missing something? I tried various settings of
"focus_on_window_activation" but didn't seem to be able to change the
I think that even if I had a single-head setup I would still like to
switch automatically to the workspace where the new window appeared...
but this doesn't seem to happen...