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Old 02-08-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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How do I add additional virtual desktops in vtwm?

You know how you can switch between different virtual desktops in other window managers? I want that for VTWM and by that I mean not one big desktop but desktop 1, 2, 3, etc. How would I accomplish this in VTWM? Reason: I made it a challenge to make the VTWM desktop as slick and awesome as possible, which includes using eye candy programs such as Cairo Composition Manager and a nifty program called 3D-Desktop for switching effects. I made both work on VTWM however when running 3ddesk it gives me only one desktop that spins around itself, plus I would like to have dedicated desktops for say music production, video editing, office work, etc. Anyone can give me some advice?
Old 02-08-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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vtwm does not have 'desktops' in the classic sense, that is the design. ctwm has desktops though.

in 'pure' vtwm one can fake desktops, but I doubt that will help with what you want to do. This 'faking' only allows one to assign a key to allow you to jump to another position in the panner.

1. see 'doors' in the vtwm manual.

2. Create a function and assign to a key, this is what I do.



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