Adding home folder/trash can to desktop + plea for simplicity

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Sun Dec 11 09:24:06 UTC 2011

On 11/12/11 11:10, Neil Winchurst wrote:
> gene heskett wrote:
>> On Saturday, December 10, 2011 01:58:22 PM Neil Winchurst did opine:
>>> Janos Dohanics wrote:
>>>> Still, as much as KDE developers deserve gratitude for an outstanding
>>>> application, I'm wondering if KDE would gain a larger following if
>>>> setup/customization would be a bit more simple, or more intuitive.
>>>> For example, an option to display settings as they appeared in KDE3?
>>>> For example, some sample configurations to choose from (which then
>>>> could be customized) or a set of sample config files?
>>>> For example, listing of options in the style of Firefox about:config -
>>>> with a pointer to explanations?
>>> And,for example, making it possible to have a different background on
>>> each desktop. That was simple with KDE3. I still haven't cracked it
>>> with KDE4.
>>> Neil
>> Depends on your version of KDE. In 4.6.5 at least, this function has been
>> restored after we threatened to tar& feather the kde folks who took it
>> out. ;-)
>> Cheers, Gene
> As a further reply to this, I have Kubuntu v11.10 set up in VBox. I have
> just checked and that is using KDE 4.7.2. And I still can't find how to
> have different backgrounds on each desktop. That was so useful in KDE3.
> Still baffled
> Neil
what do you mean by different backgrounds? I have different wallpapers 
on my 2 desktops... all I do/did was "unlock widgets", right-click on 
desktop, choose "desktop settings" and change to whatever wallpaper I 
like. I have also experimented with using "search and launch" on 2nd 
desktop and that also works.


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