Linux has workspaces, yes. No big news, but then I got to wondering how I could use them. I recalled that when I used to work as a support professional, I used to have a two screen setup. One screen for the support tool we used and the second for all the work we did. So, that still got me wondering if I could be a bit more productive with with workspaces. After some searching, I found this page with a ton of responses. What it came down to was the following:
- Workspaces are an excellent way to separate different piles of work and manage the pile of open apps on your desktop
- To use workspaces you need to be able to separate your work into different piles
- Common piles are, “Communications”, “Browsing”, “Work” – which could include writing a document or coding.