Background doesn't span Dual-Monitors after 9.04 Upgrade

Lance DeVooght cyborghunter at
Mon Apr 27 17:23:45 UTC 2009

Paul Lemmons wrote:
> Lance DeVooght wrote:
>> Does anyone know how I can get a picture to span
>> my dual-monitors (I'm using Xinerama) in KDE4 and Jaunty [Kubuntu]?
>> Before upgrading from 8.04 I could select "All Desktops" within
>> the KDesktop configuration applet.
>> KDE4's "Desktop Settings - Plasma Workspace" seems to be lacking this
>> option.
>> TIA,
>> Lance
> Turns out that there are a lot of people who like this "feature". I 
> don't happen to be one of them but that does not change anything. What I 
> did was take my large, two screen wide image and open it in Gimp and 
> split it. Then I just put the halves on the appropriate monitor and it 
> has the appearance of spanning them.Not the slickest solution but it 
> does work.
I don't see how removing an option can be considered a "feature,"
but perhaps I misunderstood your point.

I appreciate your suggestion though. Barring any better solutions
surfacing, I will likely follow your advice.



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