Re: opening aterms in specific panes of a desktop

charlie schmidt (
Wed, 5 Jan 2000 20:21:38 -0500

the Style "red aterm" is incorrect
the thing in quotes should be the WM_NAME
the WM_NAME can be found by running Ident on the window
since you use -title "Mr.Red" unless your shell or another 
changes this setting, the WM_NAME is "Mr.Red"
therefore, use

Style "Mr.Red" StartsonDesk 1
etc etc

you can also specify it with true X geometry.. look at John 
mail for information on that.

On Wed, 05 Jan 2000 18:17:44 Andrew O'Callaghan wrote:
I want to be able to open some aterms in specific panes of a 
desktop. I like to have 5 or 6 aterms open at once, and am getting 
sick of moving them around each time I start a session. I use 
specific coloured aterms for various applications, ie. one for a 
mail tool, one for root usage, etc.

I tried to create a shell script that contained how I wanted a 
particular aterm to be opened, ie. I made a file called red_aterm, 
containing the following:

aterm -title "Mr. Red" +rv +vb -tr -bg black -fg white -tint red 
-sh 60 -geometry  106x50+7+6 &

Then I tried to add an entry into the database file to open the 
red_aterm "application" in a specific pane and desktop. Here are 
the appropriate lines in the database file:

Style	"red_aterm"      StartsonDesk 1
Style	"red_aterm"      ViewportX 2
Style	"red_aterm"      ViewportY 3

I also tried:
Style   "red_aterm"      StartsonDesk 1,ViewportX 2,ViewportY 3 

This didn't seem to work. Is what I am proposing possible? Any 
ideas would be appreciated.

Andrew O'C

charlie schmidt
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