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Subject  :  Virtual desktops
Author  :  Jesper jnee@os2world.com
Date  :  06 Dec, 2002 on 17:44
There is one thing I really miss when using os2/ecs instead of Linux/unix and thats virtual desktops. Luckily I found a small utility that seems to solve my problem called "PMVDesk virtual desktop screen manager", it's from 1995 but...

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/util/wps/pmvd025.zip

I tried this with my ecs system and so far so good. It doesn't have a lot of features but I really don't need that
Anyone tried it for a prolonged time? Any other suggestions?


Subject  :  Re:Virtual desktops
Author  :  MattiP
Date  :  06 Dec, 2002 on 23:47
XWorkplace has some kind of virtual desktops.

http://www.xworkplace.org/


Subject  :  Re:Virtual desktops
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  07 Dec, 2002 on 01:45
When you say vd as linux would be more like that you would be able to press ALT+F1 to F4 to jump betwen different WPS? That I would buy right of since ot most of the times would be faster most of the times than clicking around. What about CLI enviroment are there any shell available for OS2 that lets you jump betwen different sessions? That would be really interesting to get as well

Subject  :  Re:Virtual desktops
Author  :  sehh
Date  :  10 Dec, 2002 on 13:57
Go to hobbes and find MSE, its a very nice application for
virtual desktops. Make sure you download the patched version
which runs under SDD, the older one has a conflict of dlls
with sdd/snap.

Subject  :  Re:Virtual desktops
Author  :  Jesper jnee@os2world.com
Date  :  11 Dec, 2002 on 21:46
Well,
Checked Hobbes for MSE but didn't find anything that looked like virtual desktops...
Could you be a little more specific?

Subject  :  Re:Virtual desktops
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  04 Jan, 2003 on 02:16

sehh (Dec 10, 2002 14:57):
Go to hobbes and find MSE, its a very nice application for
virtual desktops. Make sure you download the patched version
which runs under SDD, the older one has a conflict of dlls
with sdd/snap.

More info, searching for MSE at Hobbes doesn't give any results regarding the mentioned topic.


Subject  :  Re:Virtual desktops
Author  :  Martin
Date  :  04 Jan, 2003 on 15:51
Possible sehh is refering to 9 Lives. It has a SDD patch also for download at hobbes.


http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/util/wps/9lives-hck.zip
and
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/util/wps/9live121.zip

but I like better the one that comes with Xworkplace (XPager)

martin


Subject  :  Re:Virtual desktops
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  04 Jan, 2003 on 23:10
Hmm.. well ok, XPager is around it works, but I would love to have the possibility of switching VD via the keyboard and as well have the feature to work within CLI-windows as well.

Subject  :  Re:Virtual desktops
Author  :  flywheel flywheel@worldonline.dk
Date  :  05 Jan, 2003 on 12:09
BTW: How is your XPager working with WarpNote ??
Once in a while my notes are scattered outside the virtual desktops!

Apart from that XPager is wonderfull, Using CTRL+ arrow-keys for jumping between the desktops also works fine.


Subject  :  Re:Virtual desktops
Author  :  pipes
Date  :  28 Jan, 2003 on 23:19
I bought Object Desktop 1.0 and 1.5 a while back and use it all the time...

Too bad they no longer make it..


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