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Different running applications in different activities?

benlz
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Hi, there's something not clear to me about kde 4.9 activities.
When I use two or more activities, if I open, for example, dolphin or audacious, these are confined into the current activity. So I won't see them on the other activity's desktop.
But this is not true for ALL applications! For example, if I open Google Chrome into the current activity, I will see it into all the running activities... why?
Can I change this, to get Chrome running in only one activity?
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I've an update: this happens only with windows without title bar (G. Chrome and some Wine applicatinons). It seems that kwin can't manage these windows, in fact Google Chrome works like I want (=doesn't appears in all the running activities) if I force it to use kwin's title bar.
That's not really a good news, because I use a small screen for kde, so I want Chrome to be without title bar... any ideas?
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Applications which are not being decorated by KWin are "unmanaged" - and thus are probably excluded from KWin's control, which would include window rules and activities I suspect. Not sure if there is anything that can be done in this case.


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I've just found a workaround for Chromium (and possibly for other applications without title bar)!

I also use Chromium without system title bar and it was getting spawned to all activities, not only the current one.

I was able to fix this behavior by:
creating a new "Window Rule" for Chromium (using the "Detect Window Properties" worked) and in the
"Appearance & Fixes"
tab checking
"No title bat and frame"
and setting it to
"Apply Initially": "No" .

Now, when a new Chromium is started, it appears only on the current activity and desktop, while still not using system title bar.

I'm using KDE 4.11.3 on Arch Linux.

Cheers,
Cristóvão
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Ok, I also had to do "apply initially" to "maximized" to avoid some quirks when opening multiple Chromium windows.

 
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