Is there a way to force gnome 3 to isolate applications on each desktop, and permit multiple instances within that desktop?
I use desktops in Fedora 14 (where I stopped upgrading) to isolate my work by subject matter. Since I've typically got several projects running at once, I keep them on a desktop and cycle through each one as time, information, and priority dictate. When I go to a desktop, every app with its data is exactly where I left it, and I easily continue from where I left off.
With Gnome 3, the desktops are no longer isolated, and starting an application brings me to any desktop where that application might be running.
This seems like a violation of logic - letting a lower order application dictate or change the higher order environment. Its like letting a method change the object because the other object has an open method of the same name, regardless of the differences in the object!
Is there an easy way to turn this "feature" off?