On Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity, I get one gedit window (or even instance?) per workspace. Opening a new file, e.g. from Nautilus, would open it in a new tab in the workspace window, or open a new one if there was none.
With i3, all files are opened as new tabs in a single window (the one last in focus, if there are multiple). This is not a good fit for my workflows; I like to have several windows open in parallel, on different workspaces, for different purposes.
While I can certainly
- navigate to the gedit window the file opened in,
- move the tab to a new window,
- move the new window to the desired workspace, and
- change the screen(s) back to the original workspaces,
that is a lot of effort.
I'm aware that one can force new windows with
--new-window and new instances with
--standalone, that would prevent opening new files in a tab in the "current" gedit window, which is behaviour I like.
How can I configure i3 and gedit so that there is one gedit window (or instance) per workspace?
Bonus points if it's possible to configure open actions on which workspace open a tab on which other workspace; that would be useful in multi-screen setups (file browser on one screen, associated editor on another).