KDE virtual desktop use being depreciated?

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Mon Nov 28 08:13:39 UTC 2011

I'm just wondering if the concept of using "virtual desktops" is being 
phased out in KDE.

The reason I ask/wonder is that with F16 when one brings up KDE the 
"pager" widget is not visible on the default panel.  A little poking 
around reveals you have to increase the number of "virtual desktops" to 
be more than the default of 1 in "system settings", "workspace behavior".

So, under the  current default configuration a person new to KDE may not 
have a clue that an option exists for "virtual desktops".

It even took me a bit of time to realize what was happening.  In F15 the 
default number of "virtual desktops" was set to 4.

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