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

Neil Winchurst barnaby at
Sun Dec 11 11:44:55 UTC 2011

On 11/12/11 11:35, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Neil Winchurst wrote:
>> On 11/12/11 10:17, Nils Kassube wrote:
>>> It is already available in version 4.4.5 (Lucid) and maybe earlier.
>>> However you need the option "Different widgets for each desktop"
>>> enabled (even in 12.04).
>> As I understand it, that means that I can have different icons on
>> each desktop, but it does not alter the colour of the background.
> It doesn't alter the background automatically but you can change the 
> background for each desktop individually.
>> What I am looking for is to have the same icons on every desktop but
>> different background colours for each one.
> Granted, that would be nice, but it is not possible. Even in 12.04 I 
> didn't find an option for that feature. So if you want different 
> backgrounds you would have to put the icons on every single desktop 
> manually.
> Nils
That is what I thought. It was available in KDE3 and I found it useful
to have different colours for the background of each desktop. Then I
could see at a glance which one was in use. Since KDE4 this seems to
have disappeared. I never understand why something that is working and
useful can be removed. I can understand why something new may not be
added because of the extra time and work needed. But here the work was
already done.

Oh well, never mind


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