1-create workspace: type workspace in task menu and open it
2- hide open apps from other workspaces in the panel
3- set of launchers for each workspace:
Note that XFCE already has per Workspace backgrounds. Only need to add per Workspace icons.
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#!/bin/bash #Switch Workspace to $1 Workspace with its own Background and Desktop icons cd ~ ln -sfn Desk$1 Desktop #Make Desk$1 the new Desktop wmctrl -s $(($1-1)) #Use wmctl to switch Workspace (N.B., 1st workspace is 0) killall xfdesktop #end of script
Save as "switch-desk" in your $HOME folder. Open properties of switch-desk and make it executable.
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