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Re^2: The most useless key on my keyboard is:

by Moriarty (Abbot)
on Nov 17, 2005 at 02:03 UTC ( #509263=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The most useless key on my keyboard is:
in thread The most useless key on my keyboard is:

I use Windowmaker on X Windows, and F12 pops up a list of open windows -- I use it daily.

I also use WindowMaker on one of my home machines but I didn't know this. Thanks for the info. :)


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Re^3: The most useless key on my keyboard is:
by talexb (Canon) on Nov 17, 2005 at 17:05 UTC

    You're welcome -- since I started using Xwindows and Windowmaker, I can't imagine going back to Windows with a single desktop, and I'm really quite surprised that no one's done anything to address that on Windows.

    At work I'm set up with 10 desktops on a dual-headed system:

    1. E-Mail (mutt), IM (Gaim)
    2. Monitoring 1 (browser on Nagios, xterm on qstat (for the Sun Grid Engine), xload on the various servers I need to watch)
    3. Monitoring 2 (tabbed browser on the Production systems)
    4. Development (browser, various xterm ssh sessions, Razor bug tracking)
    5. Sometimes Development, sometimes Support
    6. Spare
    7. Spare
    8. Sometimes additional browsing
    9. Personal (browser on GMail, Slash, Groklaw, PerlMonks)
    No way would I be able to fit all that on any Windows desktop.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

      Actually Windows has such oportunity, but special equipment has to be installed :). e.g. my ATI RADEON card software can create up to 9 desktops. But it's still difficult to use it, because on switching between desktops it shuffles apps icons on taskbar. Also, when modal dialog is displayed on inactive desktop the whole system becomes dead-locked :)
      That's why i'm not using it :)
      There are multiple tools to activate (it is already there) the multiple desktops on Windows. I use MultiDesktop Manager. Check out windows virtual desktop

      Microsoft even has a free tool. Lots of the others are free, too. Some even come with (gasp) source.

        I may have neglected to mention that I run Windows 98, not 2000, ME or XP.

        Alex / talexb / Toronto

        "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

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