I want my calculator to always appear on the visible workspace. Right now, I have to right click its title bar every time I open it and check the option, but I know earlier versions of Compiz allowed me to make this automatic for every instance of specified programs. Is there still a way to do this, and if so, how?

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  1. Install compizconfig-settings-manager if you haven't already.

  2. Open CompizConfig Settings Manager and enable the Window Rules plugin:

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  3. In the Window Rules plugin, enter class=Gcalctool (If you are using a different calculator find out the class name by clicking the + button and then using the Grab feature).

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  4. Your calculator should now be visible on every workspace:

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  • 4
    Is there an alternative way? It looks like 'compizconfig-settings-manager' does not play well with unity in 12.04...
    – Victor P.
    Commented May 1, 2012 at 7:27
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    This works with Unity in 13.04, although you have to install compiz-plugins for Window Rules to show up.
    – Raphael
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 11:51
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    There is no Window Ruler on CompizConfig Settings Manager
    – SRachamim
    Commented Aug 19, 2016 at 19:02
  • @SRachamim You will need to install the plugins to have access to it: sudo apt-get install compiz-plugins
    – jackw11111
    Commented Jul 19, 2019 at 3:57
  • Someway to do this via command line?
    – artu-hnrq
    Commented May 8, 2020 at 0:23

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