14.04 Questions

Bill vance faptagon at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 02:05:15 UTC 2015

Thanks gang, I'll try to find pager.  What about my other question, though?
Seems like the functionality is just going away for nothing anyone wants.


On 4/17/15, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 17/04/2015 13:44, Nils Kassube wrote:
>> Bill Vance wrote:
>>> 1st, what happened to the little cubes down in
>>> the panel, the ones you click on to go to
>>> different desktops?
>> Different desktops are replaced by different activities in the default
>> settings. Please don't ask me in which way that is an improvement, I
>> have only had troubles with activities. Anyway, you can use several
>> desktops again if you go to systemsettings -> Workspace Behavior ->
>> Virtual Desktops. There you can increase the number of desktops from 1
>> to the number you prefer. I'm not sure if you also have to add a widget
>> to the panel to switch desktops or if it appears automatically.
> you will likely have to add a panel widget, "pager" I think it is
> called. I remove every trace of activities myself as they do not
> represent how I normally handle my workflow
> personally I think the whole Activities concept is a bit overambitious
> ala Akonadi
> I use 2-3 desktops geared towards work, personal, social. But I see few,
> if any, advantages in opening these in some kind of "frozen as you you
> left them" state. Note this a personal opinion, I may misunderstand the
> whole concept.
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