I am usually working on a good half a dozen things at any given time and this means that I usually have a good ten or twenty windows open. My chromium currently has a 134 tabs and this is after I cleaned up and closed all the tabs I no longer need.
Luckily, working in Linux means that I can spread each stream of work into the various workspaces.
Now GNOME 3 makes things a little more complicated with the dynamic workspaces but I’m learning to use it to my advantage
However, with Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and GNOME 3, I seem to be running into an issue regularly…If I leave my computer for a while, it doesn’t unlock correctly. The screen remains black and I can’t move the mouse to my second screen and the unlock screen doesn’t show up.
Thinking about it, it seems like there might be two screen savers being started but I shall investigate that tomorrow. I have the same issue at both work and home so it is more likely to be related to Ubuntu + GNOME 3 or something about the way I set things up.
I usually resolve this by logging into the console and here a neat trick for killing all our processes in one fell swoop.
$ kill -9 -1
Another thing I have been doing a bit more of recently is gaming which involves rebooting in Windows.
Both of the above leaves me with a restarted workspace. Starting up the applications pops them all into the same workspace. Chrome is especially a nightmare. I might have 135 open tabs but they are in about 6 windows spread across four workspaces.
It is annoying to have to distribute these things out each time.