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When I open Chrome or launch Google Hangouts, the hangouts window opens on all workspaces. I always have to right-click on the title and un-check "Always on Visible Workspace"

Is there any way to keep this from being default behavior every time I launch Hangouts?

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In hangouts, click the "hamburger" menu (or on your name) in the top left to go to the main options.
In there (under "Hangouts App Settings") is a checkbox for "Always on Visible Workspace", uncheck it.

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    derp. was this always there? – drs Jan 14 '17 at 0:13
  • I don't see this option on Ubuntu 16.04 – beruic Jan 26 '18 at 8:53
  • Found it. Needed to install the app instead of the extension. – beruic Jan 26 '18 at 8:58
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You can use a third-party tool, devilspie2 to control the behavior of application windows as they are created. The following devilspie2 config file will keep the Hangouts window from showing up on all workspaces:

if (get_window_name() == "Google Hangouts") then
    unpin_window();
end

Save it in a file named hangouts.lua in the devilspie2 config directory (for Fedora 24, that's .config/devilspie2/.

Finally, be sure to set devilspie2 to launch when your desktop environment starts, and you should be good to go.

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