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I want that when a certain application is started that it automatically moves to workspace 2 ...

I already tried the Compiz Window Placement plugin but this only works for start-up applications.

In Gnome-Shell there is the extension auto-move-windows but for Unity/Compiz I can't find an equivalent.

Can you please help?

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I just found out how to do it, maybe it will help someone! Open Terminal and install CompizConfig-Settings Manager: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Start CompizConfig-Settings Manager and 'Window Placement' in the 'Window Managment' section. Go to the tab called 'Fixed Window Placement' and create a new entry in the section 'Windows with fixed viewport' In the first box enter 'name=appname' where appname is you desired application. Enter desired workspace row in Viewport-X-Position and desired workspace column in Viewport-Y-Position. – maha Oct 24 '11 at 15:11

You can use devilspie for that. Here is a nice How-To.

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You can use wmctrl. Here is the man page :

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