The future of virtual desktops
ry at n.rix.si
Fri Feb 25 21:24:15 CET 2011
Eh? that's only true if you're running kde <= 4.4. Upgrade to 4.5 or 4.6 and
KWin hides windows that aren't on the current activity.
On Fri 25 February 2011 11:39:51 Kun Zhang wrote:
> I have been trying to use activities in my daily work and found some
> problems. I have set up two activities:
> - the "work" activity is a folder view without any other widgets, which I
> use for coding.
> - the "browse" activity is a desktop containing a lot of social and news
> widgets, which I use for leisure browsing.
> I also have some windows (such as IDEs, editors, konsoles) for "work",
> some other windows (such as browsers) for "browse". Because windows are
> managed by activities, I have to put them in two virtual desktops. So
> time I switch activities, I also have to switch virtual desktops, which
> inconvenient to me.
> I understand currently activities and virtual desktops are totally
> disassociated. Virtual desktop manages windows, while activity manages
> widgets -- they are two universes and have no business with each other,
> this setting doesn't solve my case. IMHO, widgets and windows are not
> orthogonal, neither are activities and virtual desktops.
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 9:44 AM, Aaron J. Seigo <aseigo at kde.org> wrote:
> > On Thursday, February 24, 2011, Hans Chen wrote:
> > > What I want to know is the following: Are there any plans or
> > > outlines
> > > regarding how to proceed with virtual desktop (and activities)? Are
> > > they
> > they are orthogonal concepts and i don't think we should at this time
> > get
> > too
> > worked up about them.
> > for those who don't use virtual desktops now -> not an issue
> > for those who don't use activities -> not an issue
> > for those who use both happily -> not an issue
> > people who know virtual desktops but who are learning and using
> > activities are
> > the only ones really affected, and i think it's likely to be a "growing
> > pains"
> > issue as they adjust. it may just as well work itself out naturally.
> > we don't know what their resulting work flows will be yet. that would
> > a matter for a field study or we can just wait and see. if/when we do
> > know what
> > the resulting work flow typically is for a virtual desktop and
> > activities
> > user, we can then take this topic up if we wish to.
> > but imho right now it's "not an issue" :)
> > --
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