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Reading book about Linux I run into words "Virtual Desktops" which are used under Linux for a different projects. This is very new for me. What is it and how to create couple? I have Distro Fedora 12. Thanks.
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Most distros create four to start. That is what I have, and it is more than enough for me.
You didn't say what desktop you installed. The method for adding them varies with the desktop ( KDE Gnome XFCE ) you installed. KDE Ver 4 there is an Icon of two tools crossed. Look in there if it is KDE. In XFCE look in the Settings Manager.
All the virtual desktops are is another desktop to open apps on. If you open 4 apps, you can open one on a different desktop, windows never hide each other.
I can only answer with words from book: Virtual Desktops - these are alternative desktops. You can have one desktop containing icons, applications and softtware for one project, and another one with software for other project. You can switch your virtual desktops depending on what project you are working on. You may have several desktops.
Just imagine a set of (usually 4) buttons in your taskbar. Each one takes you to a completely different desktop, each with different windows open. You can move windows into adjacent desktops by dragging them off the edge of the screen, or make a window appear on all desktops ("sticky") from the menu when you right-click on a window's title.