Separate activity for each desktop in 4.5?

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Sun Aug 15 21:34:44 UTC 2010

On Sunday, August 15, 2010 05:20:27 pm Reinhold Rumberger did opine:

> 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
> crucial.
>   --Reinhold

I wasn't going legitimize his rant by replying, but perhaps the reasons, if 
stated, might make Basil rethink his rant.

I have had, over the years, 9 children by 2 women.  3 with my first wife, 
who had a stroke & passed at 34.  The 2 girls she gave me have both passed 
in the last 15 years from the big C.  My next wife came with 3, 2 of which 
have since passed from MD, and I made 3 boys with her.  I would like to 
have the pix I took of them as wallpapers.  And that includes the 5 boys I 
have left.

This computer is not an income producing device, so it really isn't any 
skin off Basil's nose what I choose to do with it.  I am another user, just 
like he is.

I OTOH, am now 75, and those pix help me to keep their memories as fresh as 
the pictures, some of which are now 40+ years old.

Cheers, Gene
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