Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th May 2010 18:39 UTC, submitted by hotice
Gnome The problem with just about every virtual desktop implementation is just that - they're virtual. This means that beyond the ability to move windows to specific desktops, you're still looking at exactly the same desktop, no matter what virtual desktop number you switched to. A mockup for GNOME Shell is trying to take the virtual out of virtual desktop.
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RE: Comment by phoenix
by WereCatf on Thu 13th May 2010 21:40 UTC in reply to "Comment by phoenix"
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Wow! What a horrible way to do things. Instead of forcing the filesystem to fit the window manager, why not add the ability to point the "view" at any folder?

You're missing the point: the KDE4 approach is all manual and not that easily accessible to complete newbies. The GNOME approach is all automated and as such much more beneficial to a larger audience. Of course they could add the ability of pointing the desktop to one or another folder manually, but it'd still have to automatically create and manage those folders for those desktops which do not have a manually set destination.

"and here they are trying to re-create that feature in the most god-awful way possible."

That's your opinion. I actually see it as they taking the KDE4 idea and improving it.

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