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I'm trying to add a Chromium app window (chromium-browser --app=http://example.org) to the launcher. I've put together a .desktop file and it works, but all instances of Chromium get lumped together. If I've got a normal browser window already running, the app will be listed with Chromium. If I start the appwindow first, normal chromium windows will be listed with it. Is there a way to stop this from happening?

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Making a new Chromium profile for the app works around the problem (this is specific to 11.04, 11.10 fixes this issue at the Unity-level.):

To open a website as an app window, add --app=http://example.org to the launcher parameters for chromium. Making and using a new profile is as easy as adding --user-data-dir=/path/to/profile

As long as you put a different path to each web application they will be treated as separate applications.

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this fix is still required in 11.10 with Chrome 14.0.835.202-r103287 –  Adam Oct 19 '11 at 10:24
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