Attached to this post you will find two of the pictures I took that show how the movie windows look when Devil’s Pie is applied. Sorry that they are a little bit grainy as they were taken with my iPhone (no flash) in a darkened room.
You can find the Devil’s Pie application in many distributions. For Debian, Ubuntu and other .deb based distributions, you may install using:
apt-get install devilspie
For Red Hat, Fedora, OpenSuSE and other .rpm based distributions:
yum install devilspie
Find the source code and revision history for Devil’s Pie here:
Find the GTK GUI configuration tools here:
You may run Devil’s Pie at the command line, but the recommended way is to put it as a startup application. In Ubuntu, use the System menu, go to Preferences and then Startup Applications. Use /usr/bin/devilspie as the application. Call it something meaningful.
Here is the s-expression code for my xmbc.ds file which is located on my system in /etc/devilspie. You can also use ~/.devilspie as a directory for your .ds files if you just want them to work for your specific login.
(if (contans (application_name) "xbmc") (geometry 1180x720+49+49) (undecorate) ) )
There are many other options you can specify in Devil’s Pie. You can have any number of combinations based on single applications, or you can use a globalized configuration if you have a .ds file which excludes (if) statements.
Other Devil’s Pie Options
(center) - Center a window in your desktop
(focus) - Give a window focus upon initial draw
(below) - Open a window below other windows
(fullscreen) - Make a window fullscreen
(opacity x) - Set opacity to x (0 - 100)
(pin) - Pin a window to all workspaces
(set_workspace x) - Open window on workspace x
(maximize) - Maximize
(minimize) - Minimize
(debug) - Enable debugging