You've obviously given lots of thought to what I see in the FullMonty's desktop environment configuration. So, if what I'm trying to recreate is not what the FullMonty virtual desktops are intended to do, can it be done in another way, as follows?
From what you said, and from the way the Sun suite worked, and from the way Dexpot works, do you think this is right ... to recreate independent multiple workspaces of the kind I had before, where you can save things, and Icons and Bookmarks 'stay put' ... you need a system that works with physically separate directories?
Could you please
take a look at this video and could you tell us if you think this can be duplicated in PCLinuxOS? It shows different icons as well as different wallpaper, in each workspace.
The video shows four environments, but in looking at the scripts and required directory set-up to get it working, I don't think there are any (reasonable) limits to the number of workspaces that it will support.
I have been testing the scripts and setup described this method's author, elrindell
, and at this point I know it uses separate directories for each desktop. However, it also involves a lot of manual configuration of the desktop environment, as well as having been developed on another distro. But this may present a moving target, because I don't know which Gnome version elrindell
got this to work with.
At the moment, on my system, his scripts to trigger the desktop shifts are only momentarily blanking the icons, because in a command window, I can see they are looking for some file at a different location, (and that's not Gnome, either). If I spend some time on pointing the scripts at the right location, maybe it will work.
Coming back now to this post's topic, I wonder if this general type of desktop is possible as a work-around, in PCLinuxOS? I note this distro has the choice of KDE or Gnome versions, if that would be of any help.
Personally, I've not
found the 'task-switcher type' of multiple desktop environment to be terribly useful ... I always thought you could do that with <Alt><Tab> and then just stop when you see the desired application appearing. On the other hand, I have found the type of desktop environment illustrated in the video to be quite useful.