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Windows implementation of multi desktop sucks rat’s ass !!

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    Oh yes it does
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    When I first heard that windows 10 will get multi desktop feature I was actually really excited for it, that is one of few reasons I like Linux so much.

    After trying it for moment it felt like Linux implementation, with hands cut off. "Shortcuts" aren't designed for human at all, they feel like long cuts compared to Linux (i3 or any other cause you CAN CHANGE shortcuts). By far worst usability in Multi Desktop world.
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    My biggest gripe is that I will launch some application on one desktop, switch back to the desktop I was working on and then when the application is ready in memory, it will appear on my current desktop.
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    @theuser yeah man , i am thinking how the fuck they decide to do that. That is such a dumb way of multitasking
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    Also they don’t show that a instance of application is running on other desktop on task bar
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    Multi-desktops are among the first things I disable when I'm using Linux. The only thing I hate even more is that crazy Compiz implementation where the desktops are surfaces of a fucking cube.
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    @Fast-Nop I hope you at least have wobbly windows.
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    @Fast-Nop I have heard quite many disables them, I don't quite understand why? I'm used to use tiled window managers where they are basically most important thing, after tiling.
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    @amatrelan I find them confusing. With one desktop, I just click in the one and only task bar to get an application to the foreground. I don't have to remember what application is on what desktop.

    I can't remember whether drag & drop even works across desktops.
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    @Fast-Nop Hmm dnd works on some but personally I use keybindings for that, mine is Super/Win + number to go desktop and Shift+Super/Win + number to send specific window (application) to that desktop.

    Depending on DE there is little different behaviour how Virtual Desktops works, especially in multiple head setup (at least last time I used DE), some handles all displays at one "workspace" what I don't think brings true power of Virtual Desktops really.

    Now I have in normal setup 2 desktops on side monitor and in center I have 5, sounds a lot first but it's not really that much, comparing my coworker who has like 4 monitors and each has 9 😅
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    @theuser That is due to how process management works. When a program is launched, it isn't assumed to have a GUI, nor is it assumed to be opened from one. When a window opens, it will always open on the current desktop, regardless of how the requesting program was launched. GUI is a much, much thinner layer than you'd think.
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