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Old 11-19-2006, 11:06 PM   #1
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what can I do with multiple desktops?


I guess I don't understand what I can use multiple desktops for. I thought if my desktop #1 was cluttered, I could move some of the stuff to desktop #2 (using some means). But every file that is deleted, or moved around on the desktop, disappears or moves on #2 as well. The difference is that gaim, which I have open on #1, is not open on #2. So is it only applications that depend on which desktop I am using?
 
Old 11-19-2006, 11:16 PM   #2
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Yes, multiple desktops are for organizing your open windows. If you only have one or two application windows open, you don't need multiple desktops. I typically have 10-12 open windows, and organize them by their function on the different desktops (email, browsing, system monitors, development).

It's simply a tool that gives you an additional option for doing your work. If you don't need it, you don't need it.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 11:22 PM   #3
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Nowadays I can hardly use any system without multiple desktops because I'm so used to it. It's a matter of habit. Multiple desktops offer a convenient way to organize application windows.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 06:10 AM   #4
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I dont understand multiply desktops too mb i am a bit too conservative, but i dont see reason in them..

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Old 11-20-2006, 09:18 AM   #5
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I dont understand multiply desktops too mb i am a bit too conservative, but i dont see reason in them..
Then don't use them....

What I have started to do at work is dedicate on desktop to the networked calendar, and then put all the clutter on another. This makes it easy to find the calendar.

Multiple desktops is directly analogous to having multiple DESKS (Or a desk + a worktable. You can organize them **Any way you want to**.....
 
Old 11-20-2006, 10:35 AM   #6
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Well, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, consider goofing-off at the office. Put your entertainment stuff in some workspace, and the stuff you're being paid to do in another. Then (if your terminal screen isn't visible to the boss as she wlaks by) you can switch to the "work" workspace when she appears on the horizon and (perhaps) avoid some problems.

Of course, I'm retired now, so I use the workspaces just for organizing things. But you asked, eh?
 
Old 11-20-2006, 10:20 PM   #7
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It's a good way to organize what you're doing. I put my browser and related stuff on desktop 1, email related stuff on desktop 2, word processor and spreadsheet stuff on desktop 3, and communications related stuff on desktop 4. If I have some other things going on such as tinkering with code or compiling I add a 5th desktop for that.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 12:15 AM   #8
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It's just another tool for organization. I've found all sort of handy uses for it. For instance, I might keep a few terminals open on one desktop, then have something compiling in another, and then have my web browser and multimedia program on another. Use your imagination.

I can tell you that at first I didn't see much use for them, but later on, I found it rather constraining to not have them. Of course, for the times where I'm using an app or two, I am generally just utilizing one. It all really just depends on what I have going on.
 
  


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