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Panel
titleDescription

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

Info

This function accepts keyword arguments.


Panel
titleSyntax

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

Panel
titleCode Examples
Code Block
languagepy
titleCode 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)
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languagepy
titleCode Snippet
#Creates a new desktop on monitor 0 (primary) with only the Overview window open
system.gui.openDesktop(screen=0, windows=["Overview"])
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languagepy
titleCode 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"])