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Silly question, but hopefully some easy rep for someone. I am new to the linux/open source community, and iI find it very feature rich, but often confusing, i.

I am trying to configure a speedy environment for research, and want to know how to initiate a program from the terminal, and, if possible, to predetermine which area of the desktop it occupies from the start. 

Also, iI tend to use secondary monitors for extra screen real estate, if you can, please answer with respect to that, thanks in advance.

Silly question, but hopefully some easy rep for someone. I am new to the linux/open source community, and i find it very feature rich, but often confusing, i am trying to configure a speedy environment for research, and want to know how to initiate a program from the terminal, and if possible, to predetermine which area of the desktop it occupies from the start. Also, i tend to use secondary monitors for extra screen real estate, if you can, please answer with respect to that, thanks in advance

Silly question, but hopefully some easy rep for someone. I am new to the linux/open source community, and I find it very feature rich, but often confusing.

I am trying to configure a speedy environment for research, and want to know how to initiate a program from the terminal and, if possible, to predetermine which area of the desktop it occupies from the start. 

Also, I tend to use secondary monitors for extra screen real estate, if you can, please answer with respect to that.

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Initiating programs from command line

Silly question, but hopefully some easy rep for someone. I am new to the linux/open source community, and i find it very feature rich, but often confusing, i am trying to configure a speedy environment for research, and want to know how to initiate a program from the terminal, and if possible, to predetermine which area of the desktop it occupies from the start. Also, i tend to use secondary monitors for extra screen real estate, if you can, please answer with respect to that, thanks in advance