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Any of you who regularly use linux based machines will be able to tell others just how usefull it is to have as many desktops as you like, right?

 

Well for those of you who aint used linux, let me inform you. In distros such as ubuntu you can create new desktops and switch between them. So imagine you are working on some graphics stuff and you have gimp open, along with a couple of browsers that has colour pickers on, an image you are using for reference etc, and suddently your brain just has enough. You dont wanna close it all, but it gets in the way if your just online browsing Digitize Design for the night. In linux, all you would do is add a new desktop and switch to it. Just like you had just switched on your system you now have a fresh desktop with only the browser you wanted open on your screen.

 

IN STEPS Dexpot

 

Dexpot will give you similar kind of functionality in windows! I urge you to check it out and see what it can do. Who knows you might actually like it LOL

 

http://dexpot.de/index.php?id=home

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No. That would just get rid of everything. This gives you multiple desktops so you can quickly switch from one to another

 

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I have also used Ubuntu for this feature. Since I don't have that many windows open, this feature is not really necessary for me. I'm alright with a show desktop button (thank you Microsoft for putting it in Windows 7!) I like to play with it from time to time, however. It has a very cool transition through each of the desktops.

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I've Used Ubuntu and I remember the multiple Desktop Functionality.

I think it's nice but not completely necessary...

 

Suppose it all depends on how lazy you are. For me the lazier I can be with my comp the better LOL

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I used Ubuntu a few years ago and this feature is honestly what I miss the most. It's not even because of just changing to take a breather from what you were doing but also it helps with space and having things organized. It's definitely good if you have OCD, lol. I tend to leave desktop shortcuts for the programs I use the most; usually I pick a side of the screen to order them accordingly to what they are: games, graphic programs, programming, browser and college files, etc. With the feature in Ubuntu I would just use a a different desktop for each thing and sometimes it helps with focusing on that which you are trying to do, it was better for me to be able to concentrate on programming than trying to watch videos or playing some game.

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