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Poll: How many desktops do you use?
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Old 03-29-2004, 05:05 AM   #1
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How many desktops?

How many desktops do you use?

I started with 4. but that was not enough. I went to 8, and that was too many. I find 6 to be about right for me. Just wondering, what do you think is the best number of desktops to have "at hand?"
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My dear doctor, I am not giving out my secret.

Old 03-29-2004, 10:55 AM   #3
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I keep 6 around just for laughs, but only use 4 normally.
Old 03-29-2004, 10:57 AM   #4
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I edited your poll since I know some don't use 4 but don't just use 1 to make it better options.

I usually use 2 at most but never more than that usually.
Old 03-29-2004, 01:08 PM   #5
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Considering I generally don't use more than 3 or 4 X applications at the same time, 4 is more than enough....usually 1 or 2 desktops.
Old 03-29-2004, 02:23 PM   #6
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Just four here, I added one to the default 3 in flux

Old 03-29-2004, 04:56 PM   #7
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only KDE and GNOME
Old 03-29-2004, 04:56 PM   #8
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Same as you Tinkster. Added one to the default 3 in fluxbox. I have two aterms open up on the first page at startup. The second page is used for Firefox. The third page is for Xchat and Gaim. The fourth is usually used for multimedia like mplayer, xmms, and gimp if I need them.
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Originally posted by chem1
only KDE and GNOME
He means the virtual desktops within your existing desktop, not actual types of Desktops like KDE or Gnome, etc.
Old 03-29-2004, 05:14 PM   #10
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four seems to work out pretty good for me. but i often have something going on a ctrl+alt+F screen, too -- lynx, compiling, nethack, etc. -- does that count as a desktop?
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Originally posted by synaptical
but i often have something going on a ctrl+alt+F screen, too -- lynx, compiling, nethack, etc. -- does that count as a desktop?
Nope, those are terminals or consoles, not desktops..
Old 03-29-2004, 05:48 PM   #12
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Usually six, here. First for mozilla; second for pine and sometimes licq; 3rd for my tex'ing with emacs; 4th for xdvi; 5th for programming with emacs; and 6th xterm(s) for testing the program(s). I had to use 8 the other day, but that was just a tad overwhelming, so I'm back to 6
Old 03-29-2004, 06:09 PM   #13
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Depends, but usually just 2-3 depending on the amount of multi-tasking im doing at the time.
Old 03-29-2004, 07:11 PM   #14
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always 4....any more than that, and i confuse myself
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I have 4 but I normally only use 2 of them.

Didn't I read on Slashdot about M$ including a pager and multiple desktops in Longhorn, and trying to patent the idea?


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