Separate activity for each desktop in 4.5?

Reinhold Rumberger rrumberger at
Mon Aug 16 00:01:33 BST 2010

On Monday 16 August 2010, Bruce Marshall wrote:

There, went and corrected that quotation for you:

> > > > On Sunday 15 August 2010, Basil Chupin wrote:
> > > > > 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.
> I haven't been following this debate  and I don't use KDE 4 at
> all. Therefore you can chuck my comment if you wish.  (And Basil
> will)
> But I used to easily set up each virtual desktop in KDE 3 with a
> separate picture and I was very surprised when KDE 4 did not have
> the same feature.
> Seemed to me that KDE was going backwards or that the particular
> developer was getting lazy.

Actually you can't compare the two as the codebase is pretty 
different. What they did was introduce a conceptual separation 
between virtual desktops and the widgets on the desktops. The 
background just so happened to be put on the widget side, and as 
those aren't dependant on the current virtual desktop, neither is the 

The idea behind that separation is actually quite nifty, it just 
wasn't thought through properly.


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