• Subject: Re: RTFM (was: CPYF behavior)
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 15:15:18 -0800
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

Well, the virtual desktops in windows are a little different...
Your display can have many windows open on the screen,
then you can switch to another virtual display and open up
more windows.  So you could have 3 windows open on
one, 4 on the other, more on even more virtual displays.

Then you can switch between them.

It would be like minimizing your whole desktop in windows
and having another one pop up.

Regards,

Jim Langston

"Fisher, Don" wrote:

> Pardon my ignorance, but how does this differ from having all open
> applications "maximized" and using the ALT-TAB key sequence to switch
> between them?
>
> <SNIP>
> One great feature of X-based workstations (like Linux) is
> multiple virtual displays that you can easily switch between
> using one physical monitor.  You can have one virtual display
> with an editor open to your work, another with help text,
> a third running Minesweeper, etc.  It's something I really
> miss here at work - the WNT desktop is horrible in comparison.
>

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