Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

The applications empathy and steam should start on different workspaces / viewports.

In the tool ccsm there is the configuration option Window Management --> Place Windows --> Fixed Window Placement --> Windows with fixed viewport Window Placement Here I added configuration settings for pidgin, skype, empathy and steam. However the settings for steam and empathy do not work. They always open on the current workspace / viewport.

How can I fix this?

share|improve this question
It's possible that they have a different title, run xwininfo in terminal, click on the Steam window and check the output – minerz029 Oct 6 '13 at 21:20
@minerz029 Unfortunately, this did not work. – c_korn Oct 7 '13 at 18:20
What was printed in the terminal when you did that? – minerz029 Oct 7 '13 at 20:50
xwininfo For Steam it might be the problem that first the login window opens and after it closes the real steam window is opened. I clicked on the real steam window here. – c_korn Oct 8 '13 at 19:11
So what'd it say? Try specifying the exe path ( if possible) in ccsm instead. I'll try later with my steam – minerz029 Oct 8 '13 at 21:32

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.