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I would like to reserve screen space for an application, i.e. prevent other windows from overlapping with it when they open or maximize. Can Compiz do that? and how?

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Maybe you could just keep the window always on top (option available after right-clicking the title bar)? –  Adam Byrtek May 29 '11 at 16:39
    
Nope, that's not comparable. Imagine if your gnome-panel was always on top rather than having reserved space. But thanks for the suggestion :) –  Benjamin May 29 '11 at 19:25

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I found out it isn't possible (Ubuntu 11.04). If that changes in time please let me know so I can edit this post.

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