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Old 06-15-2013, 07:40 AM   #1
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Linux Virtual Workspaces--How Do They Differ?


Linux Virtual Workspaces--How Do They Differ?
Here's how KDE, GNOME, Unity, Mate, Cinnamon and Xfce each implement virtual workspaces.

Virtual workspaces have been a feature of Linux desktops since their earliest days. Not only are they easier to set up than extra monitors, but they allow basic apps like web browsers and terminals to stay open full-screen while leaving plenty of working room. With these advantages, virtual desktops have become an indispensable daily tool for many users.
But while the basic functionality is universal on leading desktops, the details vary considerably. In particular, recent years have seen attempts to enhance the basic functionality to the point where the innovations promise to revise the entire concept of the desktop.
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IMO non of the modern Desktop Environments do workspaces as well as the daddy of the virtual workspace: fvwm. If you truly want to understand and learn to leverage the full power of virtual workspaces you need to step outside the dumbed down offerings that the likes of Gnome Shell and Unity provide.

I'm using dwm at present which uses 'tags' rather than 'workspaces'. The concept is subtly different but it does the same job when used in its most basic form.


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