Joey's desired desktop policy
- "I want my Linux desktop to work like an IDE in certain respects."
- (Eclipse is a good example of an easily-rearrangeable window situation.)
- Theory: Sometimes while doing something I want to start a "sub-task" or a separate task entirely. I usually go to a separate desktop.
- Implementation: It would be nice to be able to temporarily create a new desktop (optionally giving it a name) and then destroy it when the task is complete.
- When a task (one desktop) requires a lot of windows, I (usually) like to group them into...
- Five window types:
- web browser windows,
- gui apps,
- reading a document (eg. reference: a man page, or a Javadoc page),
- file editor,
- watching a log (or a program's output),
- an active xterm (or other command-line app, or more generally, "a window you type commands into")
- I would like it if each desktop would be automatically divided into the five types.
- (eg. in Fluxbox, all windows of the same type could be automatically grouped/tabbed together)
- (Of course we may want to be able to separate particular windows out if desirable - ie. the grouping should not be unbreakable.)
- Theory: Another thought, for shell / command-line users only:
- either within one screen session or terminal, or globally,
- the (comline and the) output of the last 10 commands should be rotated and easily retrievable from history,
- either for glancing back, or going back to copy
- 29 Sep 2004
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