[Geany-devel] [PATCH] Open files in Geany at the same workspace

Dimitar Zhekov dimitar.zhekov at xxxxx
Thu Aug 12 13:16:28 UTC 2010

On Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:51:21 +0100
Nick Treleaven <nick.treleaven at btinternet.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:30:25 +1000
> Erik de Castro Lopo <mle+tools at mega-nerd.com> wrote:
> > > Thanks for your work on this. From a very brief look the design looks
> > > good but I haven't tested it.
> > 
> > As I think Dimitar mentioned, windows has named rather than numbered
> > workspaces. It would be relatively trivial to rework my patch so that
> > the function that finds the workspace number instead generates a 
> > string for the workspace number.
> > 
> > Let me know if you want this and I'll rejig and resubmit the 
> > patch.
> I suppose so. I've never heard of multiple workspaces on Windows other
> than by non-standard utilities so any links would be appreciated.

Any NT-system supports "virtual desktops". Win 9x does not.

google site:msdn.microsoft.com Window Station and Desktop Functions,

For example, the login screen is on separate desktop, with a higher
level of propection that the regular ones; XP "fast user switching"
creates per-user window stations, and desktops within them.

Almost no applications support these. For example, if you run FF on two
desktops, the 2nd instance will say "FF is already running" and exit.
Windows itself does not handle them very well: Task Manager and the
Ctrl-Alt-Del window are always displayed on the initial desktop, but
the system does not switch to it, and it looks like nothing happened.

A window can not be moved from one desktop to another. An application
can be moved, but only if it has no open windows and active hooks.

E-gards: Jimmy

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