KDE4 Multiple Desktops

Rob Wright debianrob at poncacity.net
Tue Jun 16 14:08:56 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 16 June 2009 03:49:00 am tpk wrote:
> --- On Tue, 16/6/09, Alan Dacey Sr. <Grokit at ajinfosearch.com> wrote:
> > I've turned Compiz off, for now I just want a flat, plain desktop while I
> > figure out where everything is.
> I used Compiz with KDE 3.5 but I found everything I use everyday in Kwin. 
> Open System Settings, go into Desktop and play with things under the 'All
> Effects' tab.  The only thing that took me more than a few times of use to
> get used to is spinning the desktop cube.  Ctrl-Alt-Right/Left Arrow cannot
> be bound to the right/left spin.  But you can bind one of those and then
> use the right/left arrow to spin it (at least in KDE 4.2.4).  You can also
> set the activate of the cube spin to a desktop edge and just use the mouse
> to do it.
> You actually can bind Ctrl+Alt+Left/Right to the desktop switch, but you
> need to configure it in the global KDE shortcuts: System settings->Keyboard
> Shortcuts->"switch one desktop to the right" or something similar. It will
> activate the desktop cube if it is set as the default effect for switching
> desktops.
> Having different wallpapers would surely be a useful feature, in fact it
> was one of the reasons why I chose KDE over Gnome some years back...
> -Tom

See, I can't figure out how you could use the spinning cube without different 
desktop wallpapers. When I spin the cube around I can't tell them apart. 


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