Separate activity for each desktop in 4.5?

Reinhold Rumberger rrumberger at
Sun Aug 15 13:24:23 UTC 2010

On Sunday 15 August 2010, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 15/08/2010 22:17, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Sunday, August 15, 2010 08:15:04 am Ric Moore did opine:
> >> On Sat, 2010-08-14 at 22:13 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >>> Thank you Reinhold, it works, unforch it sets all 8 screens
> >>> alike.  I was hoping I could finally separate them&  use a
> >>> different image per screen.
> >> 
> >> I just did that Gene. Each screen has a separate wall paper.
> >> You just have to do it one screen at a time, in each one. Ric
> > 
> > I did that Ric, set screen one to the wallpaper from  my
> > /usr/pix tree, then switched to screen 2, and changed it.  All
> > 8 were changed.  So there must be another checkbox I've missed.
> >  Someplace...
> As much as I hate to burst the bubble....but this absolute desire
> to have a different wallpaper for each desktop is nothing but a
> phobia simply because you think that you *must* have a different
> wallpaper for each desktop or your life is a total miserable
> failure.

While I agree that this isn't a major feature, the underlying design 
decision was stupid and short-sighted. Also, there are some people 
around with rather bad eyesight for whom this feature is rather 


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