Can we have different desktop backgrounds for different workspaces
Steven P. Ulrick
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Fri Aug 28 09:53:56 UTC 2009
> On Friday 28 August 2009 07:50:02 Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Friday 28 August 2009 04:22:23 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > On Thursday 27 August 2009, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > >On Thursday 27 August 2009 20:21:55 Steven P. Ulrick wrote:
> > > >> > On Thursday 27 August 2009 17:02:34 Michael Hennebry wrote:
> > > >> > > On Thu, 27 Aug 2009, RAMAKISHOREBABU KOPPULA wrote:
> > > >> > > > Can we have different desktop backgrounds for different
> > > >> > > > workspaces? If yes how?
> > > >> > >
> > > >> > > Not, I am told, with recent versions of KDE.
> > > >> > > Waaaaah.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Yes, you can now. I do have. I have Air on Desktop1 and blue-sun-m
> > > >> > on Desktop 2. This wasn't available before KDE 4.3 as far as I
> > > >> > know.
> > > >>
> > > >> Hello Anne
> > > >> I am running the KDE 4.3 that ships with Fedora 11. I do not see how
> > > >> to put different images on different virtual desktops. Any help is
> > > >> appreciated.
> > > >
> > > >Hmm - I just added extra desktops and set wallpapers from the desktop
> > > > right- click menu, without a problem. I don't recall having to change
> > > > anything else to allow this, but I'll ask around in the morning in case
> > > > I've forgotten something.
> > > >
> > > >Anne
> > >
> > > Ah, yes, but in kde-4.3, we are still stuck with one wallpaper for all
> > > screens. That sucks about a 10-33 tor vacuum IMO.
> > NO WE ARE NOT! Please!! I asked for a few hours sleep before searching for
> > what was needed to enable it. It definitely works on my laptop.
> OK - I get testy before breakfast.
> I'd forgotten how I did it. You may remember that I said a long time ago that
> you could do it in Activities, but not in desktops. Now you combine the two.
> Use the desktop cashew to zoom out > create an Activity for each desktop that
> you want - IOW 4 desktops = 4 Activities > Configure each Activity with the
> wallpaper you want. Go back to your first Activity and zoom in - you are back
> where you started.
> Now go to each desktop, zoom out, set one Activity to use that desktop, zoom
> in. Do this for each desktop. Now you can use your desktops just as you
> always did, but each has settings that are independent of each other.
> Takes a few minutes to set up, but from then on it's as easy as it always was.
Well, now I have a new problem. I have three desktops that each have a different
image on the background. This is good. My fourth desktop also has a different
image on it (again, this is good), BUT all the plasmoids have dissappeared from
Actually, it is more like this:
Desktop 1: All the plasmoids have dissappeared.
Desktop 2: All the plasmoids remain on the desktop, but in different positions
and different sizes.
Desktop 3: one of the plasmoids has actually become the size of the entire
desktop (with no way to resize it) and the other plasmoids are still there, and
can be resized and moved around just like a "normal" plasmoid.
Desktop 4: Same as Desktop 2
OK, I just discovered that one of the desktops had been changed to "Folder View"
(That would have been Desktop 3) So, after changing that back to "Desktop
View", Desktops 2, 3 & 4 now have all the original plasmoids. Unfortunately,
like mentioned above, they were randomly rearranged, and I will also have to
Desktop 1 still is nothing but a blank image. All the plasmoids had
Anyway, I need to get to work now :)
Steven P. Ulrick
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