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Re: address@hidden: bug emacs]

From: Robert Marshall
Subject: Re: address@hidden: bug emacs]
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 12:42:36 +0000

On Mon, 25 Mar 2002, Richard Stallman wrote:
>       Emacs allows a workspace
>     change and the menu stays posted,other apps appear to detect
>     that you shouldn't be changing w/s in this context
> I have four questions:
> 1. What is a workspace?

A virtual desktop - a means of having a particular set of applications
in one screen whilst keeping others on another without having to

> 2. What is the meaning of a workspace change?

Swapping between virtual desktops

> 3. What action does the user perform to request a workspace change?

Ctrl-Alt-leftarrow, Ctrl-Alt-rightarrow, Alt-<workspacenumber>, I
think it's also user configurable (I'm not at my m/c running
windowMaker). You can also click on the 'clip' - a windowmaker icon to
change workspace though I see that the mouse event causes the
windowmanager/emacs problem to not happen - the menu disappears when
the clip is clicked.

I'm not sure which other window managers allow a change of workspace
by use of (only) the keyboard - does bbkeys and blackbox allow this,
surely enlightenment must offer this?

> 4. What do these other apps actually *do* when you take an action
>    that tries to perform a workspace change and they think "you
>    shouldn't" do that?

Nothing at all!

Robert Marshall

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