Informal survey: multiple desktops

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at
Tue May 1 02:51:05 EDT 2018

All the time on Linux and never on Mac, for a very simple reason:

On my single Mac computer I have 2 socking great monitors (bags of 

and on all my Linux boxes (more than you could shake a stick at) I have 
single monitors.

I much prefer having 2 (or more) monitors so I can see everything at once.

HOWEVER, I should say that I don't like the way multiple desktops is
(Yes, that's grammatically correct: think about it)
  implemented on post Mac OS 10.5 systems.

I don't use Windows at all beyond a "walk on the wild side" when I help
other people (mainly unsuspecting puypils of mine) sorted out some
small problem on their systems.


On 1/5/2018 7:43 am, 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.

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