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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Smart Folders, anyone?
by s_groening on Sun 16th May 2010 18:23 UTC
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Basically, your desktop shouldn't be a folder since it indicates the contents to be more static than dynamic - at least as long a we're talking virtual desktops.

Instead, desktops - and thereby virtual desktops as well - ought to be a dynamically generated set of files and folders matching certain criteria, e.g. based on metadata or information on which files are used in respect to which projects, time or date of creation etc.

You could then have multiple virtual desktops formed around a set of choices you'll make - e.g. which file(s) to open or what project you're working on, what day's files you're looking to go through etc.

Desktops and virtual desktops in particular are supposed to reflect the way you work and most importantly, what you're working on!

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