Separate activity for each desktop in 4.5?
claydoh at claydoh.com
Sat Aug 14 16:51:07 UTC 2010
On Saturday, August 14, 2010 12:35:09 pm Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday, August 14, 2010 12:33:13 pm Worzel did opine:
> > On Friday 13 August 2010 23:33:35 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?
> > No, I believe you're looking in the right place. AFAIK there is no
> > direct link between desktops and activities. Multiple desktops share a
> > single wallpaper setting but you can 'change' the wallpaper by changing
> > activities. I had expected to be able to tie an activity to a specific
> > desktop eg I could have an "office" desktop with an activity folder
> > view displaying relevant document folders/files.
> > However, I may also be looking in the wrong place...
> > Jim
> I have the same concern, and I can't even get rid of the plain background
> color with a utility i found called ChGb.
> If anyone has a line open to the kde folks, this ability to set a different
> background on each screen is being sorely missed.
There is a very long-running bug report thread on this on b-k-o
My old laptop has a tough time with Activities, so the old multiple-desktop
system was the *one* (seldom-used) thing I personally missed from KDE 3
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