Placement of icons in workspaces WAS:desktops

Chris racerx at
Sun Feb 24 14:58:50 UTC 2008

On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 09:44:02 -0500
"John DeCarlo" <johndecarlo at> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 5:36 AM, Christoph Bier
> <christoph.bier at> wrote:
> > jack schrieb am 24.02.2008 00:20:
> >
> > > Not really an important item, but one I've puzzled over from time
> > > to time. On Desktop1, I have some remote system connections and a
> > > few other folder/app links. I'd like to be able to anchor those
> > > to Desktop1 only, so that when I switch to Desktop2, the desktop
> > > would be empty. Is that possible to do in Gutsy?
> > > (I'm not running compiz, just straight ubu 7.10/gnome).
> >
> > To be honest I don't understand your problem. I have 9 desktops set
> > up and on each of them different applications are running. Those
> > applications/windows do not move if swichting desktops (except
> > pressing a special shortcut). As I'm using this feature for many
> > years and I've never seen the behaviour you describe I wonder how
> > you set up your desktops.
> >
> >
> The original poster is not talking about running applications, but
> "folder/app links" or shortcuts.
> I, too, would like to know how to have an icon for an application
> show up on only one desktop.

Proper terminology would help. Let's try this. The Op is talking about
the "panner" So - to correctly state what the Op is trying to say is
simply this:

In may "panner", I have several "workspaces". That being said, how can
I have say, a Firefox icon in workspace1 yet not have it show up in any
other workspaces. 

This would also be true if I wish to have the Xchat icon in
workspace2 but not show up in workspace1

This is probably what the Op is trying to say.

Best regards,

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