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I am on Ubuntu Quantal, freshly installed. I have one personal Gmail account and another professional Google apps account.

I have managed to integrate my personal Gmail account to the Gmail webapp, but the application is quite useless to me if I can't plug the second account too.

Is it possible to create two webapps, one for each account?

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I know Firefox and Chromium are supported. You might try one account per browser as a workaround. Not sure if Chromium = Chrome for webapps though. This is disappointing news, I haven't switched to 12.10 yet and just assumed this was possible. – Tom Brossman Oct 31 '12 at 16:34
@TomBrossman yes, both browsers are supported, but clicking on the app icon directly opens the default browser, so that's not possible... And Chromium != Chrome for webapps, I had to uninstall chrome and install chromium instead for the apps to work. – Gabriel Queiroz Silva Nov 13 '12 at 14:46
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No, it's not possible to have 2 sepparate Web Apps for 2 accounts. They are just shortcuts that provide unity integration.

However, you can be logged in to 2 or more e-mail accounts on one gmail account. You just need to click on your profile image in Gmail and select "add account" (or something like that). That's a quite simple solution. Though, I'm not sure it will privide the same Web App integration as I'm not using this feature at the moment.

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yes, that might be the right answer unfortunately. I was hoping maybe some text file editing could do the trick, but couldn't find any documentation on the subject so far. – Gabriel Queiroz Silva Nov 13 '12 at 14:48

The webapps simply load a browser session. If it is possible to have two gmail accounts open in the same browser, then it is possible to have two webapps for two different accounts. I don't think it is, though.

You may want to have a look at Evolution or Thunderbird to handle your email, instead.

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I don't use/know webapps, but you can create multiple firefox profiles with different google accounts, firefox -P -no-remote then firefox -P <PROFILE_NAME> -no-remote. – user55822 Oct 31 '12 at 16:06
it is possible, but it is only possible to assign one account per webapp... I have tried using evolution a while ago, but imap is too slow compared to the web interface – Gabriel Queiroz Silva Nov 13 '12 at 14:54
@user55822 I can open my two accounts under the same firefox/chrome profile using multiple sign in, no problem here. Having one webapp for each would enable one dashboard link to each separate account. – Gabriel Queiroz Silva Nov 13 '12 at 14:59

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