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In a continuous process we layer applications on our screen. Eventually we make additionally use of virtual workspaces to bundle or to split various work processes. Generally there is the existence of a panel, from where we can invoke our applications, in combination with access options to the underlying system and displayed system information. Possibly in another panel all opened applications are blended in. Depending on the configuration related windows will be shown there separately or bundled, optionally for all virtual desktops or the actual one.


In doing so, we use a wide range of tools that offer us varying interfaces for examining, representing and processing our data. Therefore, when working on our systems, we are moving constantly around in a multidimensional space, working simultaneous on single or several projects from different perspectives, pushing files in the background or pulling them in the foreground. If you make yourself aware of this abstraction, it will facilitate the mental breakage with the traditional desktop paradigm.

Occasionally it makes sense to query gridlocked workflows. Working procedures take place in a graphical environment are not always first choice. As soon as a larger part of the research occurs in man-pages and due to the examination of the system working on the terminal increases, it could be helpful to rethink the existing workflow and as a result to build a new work paradigm.

By doing this, we choose a different perspective from where we can look at our work projects. While we proceed on the same level where we move around, completely included with our tools, we gain a new perception of our analyzed object and its surrounding world.

Kill your Workflow

Will we combine a multiplexer on terminal level as an intermediate level or a combined solution by means of a terminal inside an editor? What works better specifically for us? This may leads to a solution, where we drop an existing layer. The information in the following articles contains primarily references on the knowledge of others. In this way, it is possible to jump quickly into a topic or go selective in-depth a topic. There is never only one path, therefore all components of the following articles are individually intermateable. Corresponding threads in forums, that examine the pros and cons, are listed.


For this objective we will look at interchangeable components & applications of our system and next to this at alternatives that can be integrated into an existing workflow. First of all the following articles will appoint reasonable entry points to obtain deeper insight in the corresponding subject.

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