Author Topic: Allow app panels dedicated to certain apps  (Read 224 times)

ubacher

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Allow app panels dedicated to certain apps
« on: May 29, 2021, 08:48:15 AM »
I want to have a certain app running in a docked app panel. More generic: I want to have the 4 app panels open and specific apps only
running in a specific panel. This is not possible now since opening an app always uses the last used app panel (the currently active).

Could one not specify to the app manager which app panel is to be used by an app? In the app.json file?

Mario

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Re: Allow app panels dedicated to certain apps
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2021, 09:14:38 AM »
App Panels remember the last app they ran. If you close and re-open the panel, it should restore the same app.
Does this not work for you?

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Re: Allow app panels dedicated to certain apps
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2021, 12:15:58 PM »
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If you close and re-open the panel, it should restore the same app.

But if you open another app it will appear in the open app panel - so the wanted app gets removed.
The only way is to always have a second app panel open so that other apps appear in that second panel.

Open more than 2 App panels and it gets confusing.


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Re: Allow app panels dedicated to certain apps
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2021, 01:47:41 PM »
You can always modify your app to run in a SPECIFIC app panel every time using this command: IMatch.appRun({appid: 'YOUR APP', target: 'app-panel-3',});

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Re: Allow app panels dedicated to certain apps
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2021, 03:02:46 PM »
Or use a Favorite.

ubacher

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Re: Allow app panels dedicated to certain apps
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2021, 07:30:46 PM »
Yes, by calling the app via a favorite I can specify the desired app panel.
But then I have to "protect" the app in the panel because if I call another app it will
run in the same panel. Thus the need to have a second app panel where all the other apps run.

(Or I have to specify the wanted panel for ALL apps that I run.)

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Re: Allow app panels dedicated to certain apps
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2021, 08:06:34 PM »
That's just how it works.