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This function is used in Python Scripting.

Description

Creates an additional Desktop in a new frame. For more details, see the Multi-Monitor Clients page.

This function accepts keyword arguments.

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.

Syntax

system.gui.openDesktop (screen, handle, title, width, height, x, y, windows)

  • Parameters

Integer screen - The screen index of which screen to place the new frame on. If omitted, screen 0 will be used.

String handle   - A name for the desktop. If omitted, the screen index will be used.

String title  - The title for the new frame. If omitted, the index handle will be used. If the handle and title are omitted, the screen index will be used.

Integer width - The width for the new Desktop's frame. If omitted, frame will become maximized on the specified monitor.

Integer height - The width for the new desktop's frame. If omitted, frame will become maximized on the specified monitor.

Integer x - The X coordinate for the new desktop's frame. Only used if both width and height are specified. If omitted, defaults to 0.

Integer y - The Y coordinate for the new desktop's frame. Only used if both width and height are specified. If omitted, defaults to 0.

PySequence windows - A list of window paths to open in the new Desktop frame.

  • Returns

JFrame  - A reference to the new Desktop frame.

  • Scope

Client

Code Examples
Code Snippet
# Create a list of window paths to open in the new desktop
windowsToOpen = ["Main Windows/Main Window", "Navigation"]

# Creates a new desktop. The desktop will open the windows listed above. 
system.gui.openDesktop(windows=windowsToOpen)
Code Snippet
# Creates a new desktop on monitor 0 (primary) with only the Overview window open
system.gui.openDesktop(screen=0, windows=["Overview"])
Code Snippet
# Creates a new desktop on monitor 0 (primary) with only the Overview window open.
# Including a handle gives the new desktop a name. This is useful for using other desktop scripting functions
system.gui.openDesktop(screen=0, handle="Left Monitor", windows=["Overview"])
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