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: Multiple vs Virtual
by sorpigal on Fri 14th May 2010 13:55 UTC in reply to "Multiple vs Virtual"
sorpigal
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I will just add one more thing.

It would be far more useful, to me, if this 'activities' concept included applications and not just files. I rarely work with the same files twice, but I often have a set of apps that I use for a purpose. Storing shortcuts to applications is only getting me halfway there. I want to launch the workspace and have my suite of apps--all on appropriate virtual desktops--launched for me. This is doable with sessions, I am sure, but it's an important point to keep in mind when working on this kind of thing. It's not all about files!

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