Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 29th Aug 2011 09:50 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "Recently, Brendan and I have been arguing about what can reasonably be expected from a multi-monitor OS (among other graphical stack things). We've reached the conclusion that nothing replaces real-world user data. So anyone interested, please answer this survey about multi-monitor setups and expectations ! (Results will be published here once the amount of answers has reached a steady state, I'd say in a month at worst)" (Source)
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virtual desktops
by bnolsen on Mon 29th Aug 2011 14:08 UTC
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There's a very serious difference between how most windows users handle their desktop compared with how X11 users do the same. Most windows users stick with one screen and do heavy management via the task bar. Traditional X11 users tend to open up multiple desktops, set up their applications (not as icons) and flip between the screens.

I've found using the X11 virtual desktop paradigm that having dual heads (each with independent sets of virtual desktops) doesn't really make me that much more productive.

Today I'll use multi heads as a necessity as a result of using mini laptops which by themselves don't have enough screen real estate.

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