14.04 Questions

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 06:25:49 UTC 2015

On 18/04/2015 06:32, Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
> Whether or not the pager is put into the standard taskbar is set up by
> the distro, as far as I know.
> Nothing is going away. You can have as many virtual desktops as you
> want, just like you always have.
> "Nothing nobody wants"? The developers work on what *they* want. More
> help is always welcome - this is free software, made by people. Those
> who contribute are the ones guiding the development direction.
> And there are LOTS of areas needed volunteers besides coding, such as
> documentation, artwork, design, translations, web work, sysadmin, list
> administration, IRC channel operators, and on and on. If you are
> interested in helping out, we can use your help.
> Valorie
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 7:05 PM, Bill vance <faptagon at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Bill
>> 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.
I don't think I said anything like ""Nothing nobody wants", if you
relate to my comment?? I just stated that the Activities concept does
not work for me and I think it is an approach to workflow that is
overambitious, as I think the Akonadi idea is an overambitious approach
to searchable database of "everything"

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