In Windows 11 there’s a button on the taskbar next to the start button that lets you switch between multiple desktop environments. It seems like something that would probably be useful in theory, but I can’t think of any reason why I would want to use it. Is it actually useful? What do people use it for?

  • @schnurrito
    125 months ago

    When I was a university student I used this feature a lot (on Linux and macOS, I didn’t use Windows which didn’t have this feature yet then).

    I usually had different things to do at any one time (homework for different courses) and put the stuff I needed to do for each of them on one desktop each, plus one for things unrelated to university work (forums, wikis, reddit, general browsing). That way I wasn’t distracted by other stuff when working on one thing.

    I hardly used the feature before and after that.