I am not a big fan of workspaces on my desktop environments, maybe because to me Alt+Tab is enough. To be honest, I was using workspaces back in my Ratpoison days, but that is not the case any more.
Nevertheless, my daily workflow in Emacs improved so much with eyebrowse I can’t imagine going back to a configuration without it.
(use-package eyebrowse ; Easy workspaces creation and switching :ensure t :config (validate-setq eyebrowse-mode-line-separator " " eyebrowse-new-workspace t) (eyebrowse-mode t))
As you can see, I am pretty much leaving
eyebrowse with its default
settings. I removed the comma that was used as a separator between the workspace
numbers and made switching to a new workspace start from the
Now my daily workflow in Emacs is thus organised:
Workspace #1: this is dedicated to my GTD project, which simply follows the steps Nicolas Petton describes in Orgmode for GTD.
Workspace #2: this is for Clojure and ClojureScript development, so everything from CIDER to project specific Magit buffers and EShells ends up here. In the rare case I need to work on a different project, I create a new workspace.
Workspace #3: this is the “I need a break!” place. Elfeed is my preferred choice for a quiet and informative distraction. Otherwise, if I just want to hack on my Emacs configuration I do it here.
Combined with Projectile,
is the definitive piece of the puzzle I was missing to have an optimised work