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#1 TsVk!

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 12:22 AM

This might be wishful thinking that someone here might know this... but stranger things have been found on the beach.

 

I have a Debian system with KDE desktop and a NVidia GeForce GTX750 running 4 monitors.

 

I want a new browser window to open in each monitor with a specific address in each instance, automatically on login.

 

Suggestions?



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 12:32 AM

That one is way above my pay grade- but it's a very cool idea!!



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 12:37 AM

It actually has a purpose... I'm not just creating a scenario to load all my favourite web pages when I log in. :whistle:



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 01:27 AM

Which browser are you using? i was thinking,in Windows,if you have your desktop extended across your monitors,there might be a way to do it,but I'm not that familiar with Debian Linux.Maybe someone could write a Macro to accomplish this- but I really have no idea!



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 02:08 AM


 

I want a new browser window to open in each monitor with a specific address in each instance, automatically on login.

 

Can't you just add each browser to Autostart and set the home page for the browser to whatever site you want?

startup-applications-preferences_009.png

 

 

 

You could also try upstart.

https://wiki.debian.org/Upstart



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:41 AM

Thanks guys.

 

I don't have any issues creating auto-start applications from script. It's just the 4 individual browsers to start in the same monitor, every time.



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:53 AM

Its a pitty you cant just set the default start position settings like you can in .conkyrc:

alignment top_right
gap_x 25
gap_y 40
minimum_size 182 0
maximum_width 182

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 04:45 AM

 

Its a pitty you cant just set the default start position settings like you can in .conkyrc:

alignment top_right
gap_x 25
gap_y 40
minimum_size 182 0
maximum_width 182

 

I'll have a dig through the chrome conf files tomorrow... just may be.

 

I'm still open to someone else who knows how to do this though, rather than spending X time figuring it out.



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 05:02 PM

Sleeping on it always helps :)

 

I created 4 versions of Firefox (Firefox1, Firefox2...etc) and just used the kwin desktop manager to create window rules...

 

It was so ridiculously easy to implement in the end, I laughed :lmao:



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 05:13 PM

Even easier than that... I retitled the page data on the browsers and just configured it with kwin to detect the page title and force each instance according to that.



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:22 PM

Brilliant! You knew the answer all along- you just needed a little "Prodding"!



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:42 PM

The little "sleeping" actually helped more... :dance: 



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:50 PM

In my pursuit of knowledge I came across something which I didn't know about.

 

Check out Sikuli... oh the possibilities. Automate everything, hell yeah!



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Posted 20 May 2015 - 10:16 AM

In my pursuit of knowledge I came across something which I didn't know about.

 

Check out Sikuli... oh the possibilities. Automate everything, hell yeah!

 

That looks pretty damn cool. I will have to check it out in more depth.


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