Informal survey: multiple desktops

Brian Milby brian at
Tue May 1 11:31:58 EDT 2018

I use them on my Mac all the time. Chrome, Atom, SourceTree, terminals on
one and usually switch to another for LiveCode. I also put a compiled
version of LC on another desktop to easily switch between production and
compiled. Have not started using them on Windows yet, but would anticipate
putting LC on its own. I only use Linux for testing (in a VM), so have not
used them there. I’m more likely to have a couple Linux VMs open at once.
On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 1:51 AM Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> 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
> real-estate),
> 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.
> Richmond.
> 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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