View Full Version : [ubuntu] Lock a Workspace?

March 9th, 2010, 03:42 AM
Is it possible to lock a workspace? (As opposed to locking the desktop with CTRL+ALT+L.)

Reason I ask, is I routinely walk away from my machine (just for a few minutes mind you) with 4 or 5 tabs open in a browser. When I get back, I see that somebody else (room-mate, wife, whatever) has closed my browser window.

Whoever it may be, usually just checks their email or facebook status and then closes the window. NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I TELL THEM, they close the window and not open/close a new tab.

I don't want to lock them out of my machine for those little internet tasks... but I do want a method to say, "Hey! Leave this alone!" and protect my tabs or any other active windows in that particular workspace.

Any suggestions?

March 9th, 2010, 03:46 AM
Just change your viewport, maybe add a virtual desktop just specifically for those little buggers.