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View Poll Results: Do you use more than one desktop?
Yes, I use more than one. 33 73.33%
No, I stick with one. 12 26.67%
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Old 02-25-2003, 08:45 PM   #1
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multiple desktops


do you use more than one desktop, or multiples
 
Old 02-25-2003, 10:00 PM   #2
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Absolutely Its one of the greatest features In the windows environment I start to feel cluttered now. Having more than one desktop makes working on things so much easier and organized. I know you can get modications to do this but windows is still no where near customizable as linux.
 
Old 02-25-2003, 10:20 PM   #3
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GNOME all the way
 
Old 02-26-2003, 01:55 AM   #4
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How can you resist the coolness that is Enlightenment window slidage when you switch desktops?
 
Old 02-26-2003, 06:15 AM   #5
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I use fluxbox with two desktops: one called 'main' and one called 'other'.

In 'main' there's mostly 'phoenix' and some terminals, on 'other' is 'licq', 'xchat', etc...
 
Old 02-26-2003, 07:19 AM   #6
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So far I predominantly use just one, but recently I've found that a second is really handy for reading documentation while learning a new program (did this for LyX recently). At first I wanted to have window-sliding like Enlightenment, but I have Fluxbox now, and *really* like just using the scroll wheel to do it. (need to do it over empty desktop area, but I never have windows maximized anyway).

I haven't used desktops 3 or 4 yet, but I'm sure I will someday I haven't done much with tabs in fluxbox yet either, but tabs are by far my favorite feature of mozilla/phoenix (Any time I'm using someone else's Windows box with Internet Explorer, I'm always trying to middle-click links to open them in a new tab), so I'm sure fluxbox's tabs will grow on me.
 
Old 02-26-2003, 09:48 AM   #7
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Fluxbox when I have it

I _really like_ multiple desktops especially if you need the inernet for information and not as a toy.

I use fluxbox whenever possible but end up in gnome a lot for the sake of my customers.

Bo
 
Old 02-26-2003, 01:18 PM   #8
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KDE. One desktop for terminal, one for documentation, one for web surfing, and one for any other stuff I feel like doing at the time. Linux rules.. I hear MS is going to steal the multiple desktop idea for the next windoze version (codename "longboot").. :-)
 
Old 02-26-2003, 02:18 PM   #9
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Blackbox, 3 desktops...with bbkeys to switch between them.
Runs pretty good on the laptop.
 
Old 02-27-2003, 03:59 AM   #10
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Originally posted by Pcghost
KDE. One desktop for terminal, one for documentation, one for web surfing, and one for any other stuff I feel like doing at the time. Linux rules.. I hear MS is going to steal the multiple desktop idea for the next windoze version (codename "longboot").. :-)
Actually, they already have - these are from my NT 5.1 - hit the green button near the systray and *zooop*, back into place it slides. Click one of the quarterpanels and *zooop*, up it slides. They've also got 'X-Mouse', or hover-activated window focus, with auto-raise. But I imagine it'll be standard in 'quickcrash' rather than an add-on, like it is now.

http://www.geocities.com/j_sun123/ss1.png
http://www.geocities.com/j_sun123/qp1.png

(Yahoo's a pain about pic-links, so copy to the address bar if you're interested.)

Those pics are an exaggeration - I rarely use more than a couple either there or in blackbox, but I use them more in blackbox. Only two named - as 'Primary' and 'Secondary'. And bbkeys does rock, doesn't it?

http://www.geocities.com/j_sun123/ss-bb.png

I know this isn't a screenshot thread, but it seemed relevant. (No way would I 'show off' my desktops in those threads full of amazing setups.)

Better than multiple desktops is multiple consoles. I usually use all 6 that I have and run screen sometimes to get more. But, yeah, lots of screens of whatever kind is one of Linux's many good points.
 
Old 03-04-2003, 08:51 AM   #11
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Whats the name of the program???

Cant go looking for every green box

Is it stable, can you run it in Win2k???
 
Old 03-04-2003, 09:57 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bosah
Whats the name of the program???
Well, on the screenshot I see MSVDM next to the green button.
This is my guess on the program's name:
M(icro)S(oft)V(irtual)D(esktop)M(aybe now those linux users will start using windows as we stole everything we possibly could)
 
Old 03-04-2003, 04:00 PM   #13
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*lol*

Hey, I don't mind. I haven't been able to get Linux on my main box yet, so it makes it a lot nicer for me in the meantime, and I'm not fooled - I'm still aiming to get Linux here.

Bosah - It's called DeskmanPowerToy.exe so you might be able to find it that way, or just searching for PowerToys. But I'm afraid you're out of luck if you're running Win2K. I think it's XP specific, though there are various Win2K 'power toys', too. (Dumb expression - like -1 + 1 = 0 is power.) And as far as stable, VDM works great. I blew out my video changing icons with TweakUI (another 'power toy') but was able to fix it. Somehow I dropped down to 256 colors stripping arrows from desktop shortcuts. Go figure.

But, I prefer console apps and command line for a lot of stuff and NT is almost pure GUI. It'd take a lot more than a few nifty things swiped from Linux to make MS/NT tolerable to me.
 
Old 03-04-2003, 04:16 PM   #14
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Quote:
do you use more than one desktop, or multiples
I assume that this is actually about desktops, not
window managers or desktop environments? :)

I use fluxbox - usually have stuff spread over three
or four desktops :)

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 03-04-2003, 05:36 PM   #15
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I use desktop2 for a term session or two. I really like it.
 
  


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