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Hey, I have been using Linux for 3 days now. I have managed to install Suse 9.1, upgrade to 9.3 and install a very small distro named Deli Linux for ...
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    Netscape issue when using multiple dekstops.


    Hey,

    I have been using Linux for 3 days now. I have managed to install Suse 9.1, upgrade to 9.3 and install a very small distro named Deli Linux for a POS laptop I have. I've learned a lot, gotten frustrated but nevertheless enjoying the hell out of Linux.

    I've been a Netscape user for a very long time. I have it installed successfully (7.2) on Suse 9.3 Pro. I'm also using 4 virtual desktops. Each is configured to open and track it's individual apps. However, when I open Netscape on Desktop1 and switch to any other of the virtual desktops and try to start Netscape it wants me to choose a user profile because I can't use the "default" profile that is in use (on Desktop1).

    Even when I go to the Control Center | Desktop | Taskbar and enable "Show windows from all dekstops" I get the same result.

    I would like to have the ability to run Netscape on any of the desktops and was wondering if anyone had heard of this or could provide me with a solution/workaround? I've searched the forums and google and can't come up with anything. Any help would be appreciated. Maybe I'm missing something obvious?

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    You could "sticky" the browser to all of your desktops. In KDE, there is a little button in the window border (usually at the top left) that would do that for you.
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    Flatline,

    I appreciate the reply. Thanks, I had no idea that was even up there or that window customization was that extensive. For now I guess I'll have to force Netscape into all desktops. I've been messing with it all day but no luck. I tested Firefox and it ran perfectly when I opened up separate instances in each desktop. Some problem with Netscape. Might be time to switch browsers.

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    Not really a "problem" with Netscape...it's just that Netscape and Mozilla are more than just browsers - they're also mail clients, etc. They assume that if you're opening more than one instance you must want more than one user active at a time.
    There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.

    - Jeremy S. Anderson

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