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Since Ubuntu 11.04 has removed the session save feature, is it possible to write a script to open certain applications in specified workspaces and set their position? Please provide an example (for terminal, browser and etc.).

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There is Devilspie which will do everything you want.

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You could do a script like

firefox & disown
gnome-terminal & disown

and put that somewhere. Then go into Settings, there is some Startup Items menu. Just add your script and that should do.

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what about workspace and positions? – megas Sep 17 '11 at 15:02
no idea how to do that … maybe you can tell compiz or metacity where to put windows. – Martin Ueding Sep 18 '11 at 12:50

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