Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Fri Jul 24 04:39:01 UTC 2009

On Thursday 23 July 2009, Derek Broughton wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>> If 'switchdesk' is installed, a simple 'switchdesk kde' and an x restart
>>>> should put you back to where you were. You may have to find and install
>>>> switchdesk in the package managers listings.
>> That has been the std method of switching back and forth since there was a
>> choice of desktops.
>I don't think so...
Around 10 years now.  I found it shortly after I had installed kde 1.2 or 
thereabouts in '99 or '00.

>> Unforch I haven't used synaptic in quite a while, my only
>> kubuntu install is 6.06 LTS, runs my milling machine.  But I suspect that
>> one of the repositories has not been enabled.
>No.  There is no such toy in Ubuntu.  There is a package named "desktop-
>switcher", but it doesn't look like it supports gnome and kde, it says: "it
>currently supports switching between Ubuntu Netbook Remix mode and "Classic
>Ubuntu" (two panels, gnome-like) mode."
>That sounds like merely a way to change the appearance of gnome itself.

And that to me, is a full screen frownie.  Unforch we have no bananas.

Cheers Derek, Gene
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