Informal survey: multiple desktops

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at
Wed May 2 03:57:49 EDT 2018

On both Xubuntu and MX Linux (i.e. both using the xfce window manager) I 
do NOT
have a problem with LiveCode popping up on all virtual desktops.


On 2/5/2018 2:15 am, Warren Samples via use-livecode wrote:
> On 04/30/2018 11:43 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
>> Now that Windows, Mac, and Linux all offer multiple desktop, I'm 
>> curious: do you folks use them?
>> FWIW here's how I often work: I tend to open my email client and web 
>> browser in workspace 1, then LC on workspace 2.  Spaces 3 and 4 tend 
>> to get used ad hoc when there's something I need to focus on, like 
>> having another instance of LC, or a graphics tool, etc.  This is on 
>> Ubuntu, though lately I've started using multiple desktops on Windows 
>> as well.
>> I would be interested in learning how you folks use your desktops, 
>> and which OS you're on.
>> -- 
>>   Richard Gaskin
>>   Fourth World Systems
>>   Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
> I recently switched from openSUSE to Antergos, but it's still Linux 
> and still KDE Plasma5 as my DE. Always multiple desktops and like you, 
> a couple dedicated ones and a couple freelance desktops.
> I have window rules that will send particular app windows to 
> particular desktops regardless of where I am when they are opened. 
> Depending on what the window manager allows, this could be a way to 
> avoid the inconvenience that Mark Wieder mentions.
> I did have the same kind of issues that Ralph DiMola mentions with 
> some Livecode stuff showing up on all desktops, but it was a long time 
> ago and I can't remember if it was under KDE4 or Gnome 2. I don't see 
> this any more under Linux and KDE.
> Warren
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