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    Default Re: How do you run two different browsers side by side

    On 2015-01-18 22:16, deano ferrari wrote:
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    > robin_listas;2689893 Wrote:
    >> On 2015-01-18 19:56, deano ferrari wrote:
    >>> No, others have reported that they do not experience this behaviour in
    >>> KDE environment.

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    >> But none is using chrome, I believe. The suspicion was that it being
    >> proprietary it might do strange things.


    > Read the posts from Viljo Mustonen and carpus


    Viljo is using Chromium, not Chrome. Not the same thing :-)

    Caprus tried with Chrome.


    But the Netbook 'feature' looks "promising".

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Ah, so a KDE Netbook 'feature'? That explains why most KDE users don't observe this (including myself).
    Yes, it looks as if that is the explanation.

    The "Netbook" version of KDE seems to consist of everything that I don't like about Gnome 3.
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    Default Re: How do you run two different browsers side by side

    I just had a quiet moment, so I switched to the Netbook layout, but found that Chrome was the only browser that would run in any but maximum size or full screen. In Firefox, Opera and Konqueror the window was maximized with no option to reduce size or minimize, so I don't see how the OP's wife could be using the Netbook layout and still reduce each browser to 50%

    (Now that I've played with the Netbook Layout again I can say I did it, but I won't be tempted to do so again real soon based on what I saw before I switched back.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    Yes, it looks as if that is the explanation.
    I'm not so sure. See my post #23
    The "Netbook" version of KDE seems to consist of everything that I don't like about Gnome 3.
    I completely agree, and it's buggy, nevertheless I'd be interested to see it again once it's had enough time (and support) to mature.
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    Default Re: How do you run two different browsers side by side

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post

    Viljo is using Chromium, not Chrome. Not the same thing :-)

    Caprus tried with Chrome.
    I tried Chrome/FF too, and concur wit the other JDE users amongst us.

    But the Netbook 'feature' looks "promising".
    Yep

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    Default Re: How do you run two different browsers side by side

    Possible workaround: set one workspace (desktop) to standard and open browsers there.

    Test: create another user and see if logged to it, the behaviour changes. This would indicate a misconfiguration of the original user settings, not a problem with the netbook layout.

    Comments: I have one HP 10" netbook with oS 13.1 64-bit KDE 4.11.5 with two desktops, no activities configured.

    One desktop is set to desktop folder view, the other to netbook.

    I don't have chrome installed.

    In both desktops FF and Konqueror can be set side-by-side and remain open, no minimizing. I'll try installing chrome and see if it is the problem.

    In my desktop oS 13.2 64-bit KDE 4.14.3 both FF and Chrome work side-by-side, as reported by others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunomcl View Post
    I'll try installing chrome and see if it is the problem.
    No, both FF and Chrome (39.0.2171.99 x86_64 stable) stay open in netbook layout. It seems that the OP has a peculiar problem.

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    Default Re: How do you run two different browsers side by side

    Quote Originally Posted by brunomcl View Post
    One desktop is set to desktop folder view, the other to netbook.
    We might be talking about different things.

    The "Search and Launch" desktop layout does look about the same as the "Netbook" desktop type. But the behavior is very different. With "Search and Launch" you can easily have two browsers side-by-side. With "Netbook", it isn't easy (or perhaps not even possible).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFury61 View Post
    HP desktop, dual boot Windows 8.1 and Opensuse 13.2

    My wife runs Chrome and Firefox.
    She needs to use both browsers at the same time, each resized to take up about 1/2 the screen. For example Chrome on the left and Firefox on the right.

    1. She opens one browser, resizes it and moves the window so it takes takes up one side of the screen.

    2. She opens another browser, which automatically minimizes the first one and resizes the second browser on the opposite side of the screen.

    3. She clicks the first browser to get it back on the screen, but the second brower automatically minimizes.

    It is one browser at a time, but not both at the same time.

    Can someone please suggest a resolution?
    Thanks in advance.
    You can try adding e19 (enlightenment)
    It has a tiling options and might work better with the two browsers equally devided in the screen.
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    Default Re: How do you run two different browsers side by side

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFury61 View Post
    Thanks for the replies. She is using KDE, sorry for skipping that information.

    The issue is that both browsers, Chrome and Firefox can't occupy the same workspace and that is what she requires. One automatically minimizes when the other is on the workspace. I am not sure why.

    It's almost as if both programs are somehow registerd as being full screen when they have been resized to occupy roughly half the screen. (Only one maximized program can occupy a screen) If that makes any sense.
    Hmmm.

    I am running KDE, and the problem is not happening here.

    In fact, I am able to open 3 browsers (Firefox, Chromium, and Konqueror) on the same desktop, side by side.

    Edit: I should have read the rest of the thread before posting. This post of mine only seems to confirm what has already been confirmed multiple times in this thread.
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