Workaround for Unity Web Applications in Chromium
Alex has found a great workaround for fixing web applications in Unity.
BAMF has been plagued by this bug, which basically means it groups Chromium and Chrome windows under the browser icon. That means my gmail, IRC, music, etc. all get matched as generic browser windows instead of separate applications.
It’s quite easy, you just edit the .desktop that Chromium makes and tell it to make a user profile someplace else and somehow this is enough for BAMF (and therefore Unity) to match the window as a separate application. What’s the result? Finally, each application shows up independantly on the launcher:
Those used to just all file under my Chrome icon. And of course, the big one, alt-tab:
I’ll update my instructions on webapps in Unity later tonight, or an enterprising person can go and update it if you want.
Thanks Alex for finding this workaround, I’ve been crippled by this for a long time, now I just updated a few files. This should tide us over until Trevino gets back from holiday and fixes it for real. (This is a bug I certainly won’t miss).