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I would like to create customized desktops which contain the files and program/tool icons etc that I use for specific projects. I would also like to switch between different projects like I do when changes workspace.

Is this possible? If so how?

Zack

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Without switching users? –  Gerald Schneider Sep 18 '13 at 6:16
    
Yes, the same user having different desktops for different projects.... –  zack Sep 18 '13 at 21:19
    
Could you separate that in two questions? –  Braiam Sep 19 '13 at 0:17
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Under KDE,they're called "activities". They are easy to setup. When I last tried them (a couple of years ago), they had issues, but it's likely that these are resolved by now. KDE can easily be used with ubuntu and several other distros (kubuntu, Mint, Arch, ...) –  Joe Sep 19 '13 at 4:29
    
Is it possible to do the same with Gnome or xubuntu? –  zack Sep 20 '13 at 8:26
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Well, maybe not the exact answer you need, but you could use shell scripts to open the apps + files you need for each project.
For example on Windows I use AutoIt. I have a script for each project, that just opens everything I need for that...

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