View Full Version : [all variants] single app per workspace

Lewis Cowles
August 11th, 2010, 08:13 PM
Hello, This is my first post so please be gentle... Is there a way to restrict a single application to each workspace?

I am referring to workspaces as the screen representations shown in the workspace switcher (next to my trash icon)

Also if this is possible, is it possible to have a script or application that re-launches the application if it is shut down, crashes or prevent the application minimizing.

I am also interested in removing the right-click menu and panels from gnome so that this system is the only option.

I got this idea from the gentoo, firefox kiosk live-cd and decided how to make the cd more usable as a public kiosk. Also I prefer debian and ubuntu so I do not fancy tinkering with other distros.

Lastly I do not mind, if this is in gnome, or an alternative as long as the functionality is there.

Thanks in advance,

X :3 -ac & nvidia-settings --load-config-only & sleep 2 & DISPLAY=:3 gedit seems to launch gedit in screen3 but this is not a workspace :(
also I have tried wmctrl but it only recognises desktop 0 :( so not sure how to use that, ooh poo :(

to check if say firefox was running I can use the following script, I have tested it and I was thinking of having something like this for each app

if [ "$(pidof -x firefox)" ]
echo "firefox is running"

Lewis Cowles
August 15th, 2010, 01:20 PM
any insights???