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[2]: Comment by senicar
by superstoned on Fri 14th May 2010 12:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by senicar"
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Basically, both the desktop and the apps should know what activity is on. THey should respond by showing the appropriate files, settings, background, etcetera.

This is what activities are supposed to be in KDE (basically this is the vision we laid out 3 years ago) and Nepomuk is being adapted to provide ontologies for it. So Gnome could easily follow that approach and have KDE and Gnome apps integrate in Gnome Shell and Plasma Desktop in the same way.

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