Trying to find startup script that loads appliecations in the gnome-sessons app ?!?

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Thu Jul 8 21:37:01 UTC 2010

On Thu, 08 Jul 2010 17:32:25 -0400
William Case <billlinux at> wrote:


> > Or can you elaborate on what you are trying to do further?
> I am using compiz to place and position certain applications'windows.
> Firefox and xchat-gnome start before compiz, and so aren't placed or
> positioned properly at startup.
> All other decorating takes place as soon as compiz is loaded; other
> programs are placed and positioned properly but are initiated later in
> the start process.  Firefox and xchat-gnome are placed and positioned
> properly if closed and reopened.
> I received the above suggested line from members of my local Lug after
> about an hour conferring on xchat-gnome.

How about taking a look at devilspie? 

% yum info devilspie

Name       : devilspie
Arch       : x86_64
Version    : 0.22
Release    : 5.fc13
Size       : 106 k
Repo       : installed
From repo  : fedora
Summary    : A window-matching utility
URL        :
License    : GPLv2+
Description: A window-matching utility, inspired by Sawfish's "Matched Windows" option and
           : the lack such functionality in Metacity. Devil's Pie can be configured to
           : detect windows as they are created, and match the window to a set of rules.
           : If the window matches the rules, it can perform a series of actions on that
           : window.

You may be able to get it to move or setup the windows the way you want?

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