Re: Workspace/desktop switching
On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 01:19:41AM -0600, Alex Malinovich wrote:
> I've been seeing a lot of discussions about various WM's lately, and
> everyone seems to be extremely concerned about easy workspace switching.
> I'm just wondering what exactly everyone uses workspaces for? Every once
> in a while, if I'm doing two things at once that each require 5 windows
> a piece, I'll use two desktops/workspaces, but I don't think I've ever
> really gone over that. That leads me to believe that there's some
> unrealized benefit that I'm missing out on. So what do you use your
> workspaces for, and why are they so important?
Basically, workspaces are handy for keeping stuff open that I haven't
finished with, but I don't want to work on at present. So, for example,
here's a tree (grafted together from bits of pstree output) of my
current desktop layout:
| |-konqueror --profile webbrowsing # web
| |-x-terminal-emul -title bylands -name ... # mailing lists
| | `-ssh...
| |-x-terminal-emul -title ice -name ... # irc
| | `-ssh...
| `-mutt # email
|-workspace 2 # working on my CV
| |-x-terminal-emul -name zenburn # here.
| | `-screen
| | |-vim cv.tex
| | `-latex cv
| `-advi cv.dvi
|-workspace 3 # misc. stuff:
| |-amsn /usr/bin/amsn # instant messenging
| `-slrn # usenet
Right now I'm procrastinating so I'm not working on my CV, but its there
when I pull myself together :-)