Photoshop: How do I set a specific workspace on launch?

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Photoshop CC remembers the last placement of windows at close time, and reloads it at start up.
I would like it to start with a specific Workspace instead of the last one used.

How do I do this?>
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Lear Landau

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Cristen Gillespie

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If you want to start with a specific workspace, then the last thing you should do before quitting is either select/load that workspace, or if the one you want is what you are working in, but is now out of order, choose Window > Workspace > Reset xxx  from the menu—or if you aren't working with the narrow options bar, use the workspace switcher to reset. That 2 seconds will mean starting with the workspace you want next time.

I know of no way to actually force PS to ignore the automatic save, but perhaps Jaroslav here, who does scripting, will read this and know how.
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Lear Landau

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Thanks,  but loading before quitting makes no difference.
Photoshop outta save this info somewhere, if I knew where I could probably hack something up. It might be as simple as setting a specific file to Read Only, or to have it automatically replaced by the Windows Scheduler...
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You could link an Action to the opening via 
File > Scripts > Script Events Manager
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Cristen Gillespie

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Let me get this straight.

Scenario 1: You're in the Painting workspace and you want to open in Photography next time. So you load the workspace, then quit Photoshop. Are you saying that doesn't work, because it absolutely should.

Scenario 2: You're in your custom workspace. You dragged things about, opened panels you don't usually use, and you want to start out fresh. So you choose Window> Workspace > Reset XXX (your custom workspace. Then Quit and reopened. Because that absolutely should work too. It should put everything back into its place before you quit, and you will find it that way when you reopen. If you have added any panels to that space since you saved it, they won't be there after a Reset.

If those scenarios aren't working for you, then you have something wrong with your app's ability to save Preferences. Something is corrupt.

Of course, you could do exactly what Christoph says. In which case, the whole thing can be set to run upon start and you needn't bother.  There's really no shortage of ways to spin the cat in PS for most features.

The only reason not to have PS clean up on start through the Event Manager would be if there are times when you leave your work and want to return to the exact place you left off—panels rearranged for some purpose, and panels you usually keep closed opened, and you'd be miffed if you had to do all that work for a temporary workspace all over again. The workspace saved in Prefs is just temporary. The saved workspaces are the ones you get back with the Reset XXX command.
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Neither scenario.
The actual scenario is: I want PS to start with Workspace X, regardless of the window placement at close time.

Christoph's suggestion helped. It adds a slight to the load time, so I'd rather if I could set a specific default workspace to load with, but it works. Works well enough to not warrant any more effort.