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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 ( #509472=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: The most useless key on my keyboard is:
in thread The most useless key on my keyboard is:

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


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Re^4: The most useless key on my keyboard is:
by maard (Pilgrim) on Nov 25, 2005 at 15:22 UTC
    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 :)
Re^4: The most useless key on my keyboard is:
by traveler (Parson) on Nov 26, 2005 at 21:55 UTC
    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

        Not to worry! 98 can do it, too. Just check the tool to see if they handle 98. Here is a free one.

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