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happysmileman
November 16th, 2008, 03:14 AM
Just wanting to know out of curiosity, how many desktops do you have and what do you use them for?

Was considering making a poll but there's probably be too much choices :P

-grubby
November 16th, 2008, 03:16 AM
Categorizing applications. I have a maximum of 9 workspaces to use

blackened
November 16th, 2008, 03:25 AM
Categorizing applications. I have a maximum of 9 workspaces to use

I also categorize apps. 4 workspaces, 1 is for terminal and filesystem, 2 is for network related apps, 3 is for multimedia apps, 4 is mainly reserved for fullscreen text editing.

I use the bottom right screen edge to initiate expo for switching.

OutOfReach
November 16th, 2008, 03:28 AM
I have 4 workspaces (Openbox).
One is usually for programming tools (Geany, a terminal, etc).
Another is usually for web apps (Opera, Emesene)
And sometimes I have either OpenOffice or AbiWord (Depends on the job) open on the 3rd workspace.
I rarely use the 4th but it's always good to have just in case.

jimi_hendrix
November 16th, 2008, 03:41 AM
i have 4 to complete the cube but rarely use the fourth

1 is for web browser

2 is for games/programming

3 is for terminal

cardinals_fan
November 16th, 2008, 03:44 AM
Nine tags (dwm). I use them for categorizing and switching fullscreen apps.

Lord Xeb
November 16th, 2008, 03:46 AM
I don't really use mine unless I need it.

eternalnewbee
November 16th, 2008, 03:47 AM
I have 4 desktops. I usually use one. I use the others when someone else is using my computer. They can do their thing on their desktop, while my open applications stay untouched.

Grant A.
November 16th, 2008, 03:50 AM
I don't use workspaces. If I have to do something that intensive, I use wmii.

SunnyRabbiera
November 16th, 2008, 04:12 AM
I typically use just one workspace but I use the others for various means.
Like if i want to keep my browser and media player in seperate workspaces I will do so.
But I have been thinking of just dumping the other workspaces as i dont use them much.

loell
November 16th, 2008, 04:24 AM
its very essential, epecially when you're watching Žorn (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=thorn&search_type=) in your workplace. :)

Mardoct909
November 16th, 2008, 04:38 AM
I use them to hide things all the time.

I have two. One for what I'm actually using, one for windows that are doing something on their own.

audreymac
November 16th, 2008, 04:35 PM
I seem to have set up 4 workspaces but now have this problem -
I was able to access the different workspaces by clicking one of the blue boxes on bottom RH of my screen but they have been deleted.
How do I reinstate these boxes?
Sorry for terminology but am somewhat a beginner.

happysmileman
November 16th, 2008, 04:38 PM
I seem to have set up 4 workspaces but now have this problem -
I was able to access the different workspaces by clicking one of the blue boxes on bottom RH of my screen but they have been deleted.
How do I reinstate these boxes?
Sorry for terminology but am somewhat a beginner.

Are you using KDE (Kubuntu) or Gnome (Ubuntu)?
In KDE you right click on panel and add widget, the widget called "Pager" is what you're looking for.

Not sure about Gnome but since most people here use it I'm sure someone else can answer that

insane_alien
November 16th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Workspace 1/ general usage, firefox for browsing maybe one of the games or stuff usually a terminal somewhere on there.

Workspace 2/ office type work, word processing, spreadsheets so on.

Workspace 3/ Simulations (i have to build computer models regularly for my university course)

Workspace 4/ Media editing, videos, pictures and audio

Workspace 5/ Virtual machines

Workspace 6/ Maintenance/System admin stuff

Linux vs windows: with linux i no longer have a cluttered desktop, i have SIX!

audreymac
November 16th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Problem sorted -
sorry for going off thread somewhat.

zmjjmz
November 16th, 2008, 05:19 PM
On my MacBook I use workspaces to hide what I'm doing from my parents or to isolate school work so I don't get distracted by other things.

On my Mini I use XMonad and the 1024x600 screen lends itself to having maximized apps so I just put all my terminals in workspace 9 or 8 and I keep XChat in #1, Vimperator in #2, Mutterator in #3, and currently Abiword in #4. I leave #s 5, 6, and 7 open to play games or something.

nufros
November 16th, 2008, 06:17 PM
One
And I use it for everything ;)

olejorgen
November 16th, 2008, 06:50 PM
I usually use a new workspace when I start working on something I know will need a few windows. Eg. a school exercise. Some weeks I use up to 9 workspaces, others only one.

voteforpedro36
November 16th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Four.

1- Whatever comes up
2- Browser
3- Torrent right now, usually if I change a setting I do it here
4- Media player

lukjad
November 16th, 2008, 07:05 PM
Just wanting to know out of curiosity, how many desktops do you have and what do you use them for?

Was considering making a poll but there's probably be too much choices :P
Three desktops. #1 is for work. #2 is for the 'net. #3 is for music.