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    Default Getting a practical workspace in KDE4

    I'm going to kame the effort to try out KDE4 because it is here to stay.

    I usually have a bunch of projects on the go at one time. In KDE3.5 I would have those contained in directories/folders on the Desktop.

    What philosophy or method is commonly used nowadays to replace that convenient but now old fashioned way of working?

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    Default Re: Getting a practical workspace in KDE4

    I guess it would be to use the folder view option for the plasma desktop. And manage your folders in the virtual desktop folders.
    Unlock
    then right click desktop
    settings

    there are now 3 choices
    choose folder view

    I think if you have kde3 installed under the same user you will have the desktop icons from there in the default folder applied to kde4
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    You can use a wiget to view your desktop or any other folder.
    I would make a folder with your projects or links to them and view it with a wiget
    EDIT another way to do it is add i folder wigit to the toolbar
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    Default Re: Getting a practical workspace in KDE4

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I guess it would be to use the folder view option for the plasma desktop. And manage your folders in the virtual desktop folders.
    Unlock
    then right click desktop
    settings

    there are now 3 choices
    choose folder view
    That works for me, thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I think if you have kde3 installed under the same user you will have the desktop icons from there in the default folder applied to kde4
    I don't want to use the KDE3 stuff -- just what's in KDE4 so I can learn the future. But thanks for the tip.
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    Default Re: Getting a practical workspace in KDE4

    Quote Originally Posted by geoffro View Post
    You can use a wiget to view your desktop or any other folder.
    I would make a folder with your projects or links to them and view it with a wiget
    EDIT another way to do it is add i folder wigit to the toolbar
    Thanks for that. While I was trying that out, my KDE4 Desktop just broke and turned all the widgets including the default wigets into links to nowhere/nothing, just an error message. So I'll rebuild it and try again.
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    Default Re: Getting a practical workspace in KDE4

    I've found the Desktop view quite useful, much more useful than the Folder View setting.

    I use the Folder View plasmoid where I have one showing just the folder containing a project, then another showing all the files in that folder. Then a third with all the sources under media. So, I can open some and work on them, then copy the folder over to the backup media all from from the desktop.

    I find this much more useful than just having one desktop file showing just the contents of the desktop folder.

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