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In a gnome-terminal, I started Blender (any app would do, though I didn't many others) followed by an ampersand. Nothing happened! Some minutes later, discovered it had indeed opened, but was in a different workspace than where the gnome-terminal was. Is this a bug or a "feature"? Why did this happen, and is there a way to fix it? (If it's really just a bug, I'll wait...)

This is on 11.04, with two monitors, everything straight "out of the box" no config tweaking yet. (I can't find where to tweak things...)

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Are you running unity? –  RolandiXor May 3 '11 at 4:19
    
Yup. Didn't mention it as i wasn't sure it was relevant. –  DarenW May 3 '11 at 6:06

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You might keep track of where the programs' windows are when you exit them or end the session; some programs remember what workspace their windows were last on and ask the window manager to move them back there.

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Is there a way to turn that off? –  DarenW May 5 '11 at 4:01
    
That will depend on the application, unfortunately. KDE used to have options to control things like this for badly behaved applications, but they seem to have vanished in recent versions. –  geekosaur May 6 '11 at 5:05

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