Separate activity for each desktop in 4.5?

Reinhold Rumberger rrumberger at
Sat Aug 14 16:41:14 BST 2010

On Saturday 14 August 2010, Josh Stephenson wrote:
> In earlier versions of kde 4 (I can't remember when it started it
> was probably 4.3)  you could check a box in the activity settings
> to associate a separate activity for each desktop/workspace. This
> would allow you to have a separate wallpaper for each desktop.
> In 4.5, with the introduction of the activity manager, this option
> seems to have been moved or vanished entirely.  I  can't find a
> way get more than one wallpaper for all of my workspaces and I
> can't find a way to merge activities and workspaces.  I
> personally don't have a need for both workspaces and
> activities... and while I understand some people do, taking away
> the other option seems like a regression.
> Or maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place.  Does anybody how to
> achieve what I want to do in 4.5?

This has been chaged for quite a while now. There was even a thread 
about it on this list.

Execute "kcmshell4 desktop" and select the checkbox.


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