RE: Desktop selection

Chris Dunn (
Tue, 20 Jun 2000 09:10:18 -0500 (EST)

Thanks for that. "ChangeDesk" was new to me. I'm not sure it gets
mentioned in the documentation anywhere.

On 20-Jun-00 wrote:
>>Is there a way of opening an app on a specific desktop from either
>>the command line or a script.

>>Seting StartsOnDesk # in the database works for all instances of the
>>app, but how to do a one-time open app on desk # x.
> Well basically all you have to do is change desk, and then start an
> app. You can create a Function in your Feel file to do just that :
> Function "Start_My_App_on_desk"
>      ChangeDesk  0 <desired desk number>
>      Exec "app"  <your app command line> &
> EndFunction
> Then you can either bind it to  key or mouse event like so :
> Key F1   A     M    Function "Start_My_App_on_desk"
> will execute the function on Meta+F1.
> You can also use it in the menu. With development version of
> AfterStep you should also be able to execute it from the Wharf.

Chris Dunn
date : 20-Jun-00,      time : 09:07:44
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