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 WereCatf on Thu 13th May 2010 20:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by senicar"
WereCatf
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Nice idea, but wouldn't that require a fully metadata-capable filesystem to do correctly? Otherwise, you'd end up with dot files like those OS X generates and wouldn't that just be wonderful.

Extended attributes allow you to add metadata to files and nowadays almost all filesystems support those. Though, I don't know how efficient they are. And it might be better if the filesystem itself had support for easily searching and browsing metadata information, much like f.ex. BeFS.

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