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Command line options

Polypane has a few command line options (cli).

Opening URLS

Polypane also supports opening URLs and files in a number of different ways. You can start Polypane with a URL as the first argument to open that url: $ polypane Or on MacOs you can use $ open -a "Polypane".


To reload the currently active tab in Polypane, execute $ polypane --reload in the terminal. This will focus the Polypane window as well. If Polypane is not open yet, it will just launch Polypane

Prevent focus

You can start Polypane with -g to prevent it from focusing on launch. You can combine this with --reload to reload the currently active tab without also focusing Polypane.

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