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    mcfield NNTP User

    Default desktops settings

    I have just started using Opensuse 11.1, after some time using 10.2. Is it possible to have a different background screen for each desktop? It was straightforward in 10.2, but when I change it in a desktop in 11.1 (in "System Settings" then "Desktop") it changes all of them! Is there any default option I can change in order to allow that?
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    Default Re: desktops settings

    Quote Originally Posted by mcfield View Post
    I have just started using Opensuse 11.1, after some time using 10.2. Is it possible to have a different background screen for each desktop? It was straightforward in 10.2, but when I change it in a desktop in 11.1 (in "System Settings" then "Desktop") it changes all of them! Is there any default option I can change in order to allow that?
    Thanks!

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    Not that I've been able to find. I miss that, too. Badly. My theory is, why have multiple desktops if you're not going to make them completely independent and different?

    Apparently the KDE developers are absolutely determined to make their desktop more Gnome-like.

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    Dual monitor backgrounds are individually configurable though.. which is annoying as you end up cutting wallpapers meant for dual monitor setup in 2.
    Hope they change it around so we can both have what we want
    Special effects <- KDE 4.2 Showing off
    More KDE -> PINK KDE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axeia View Post
    Dual monitor backgrounds are individually configurable though.. which is annoying as you end up cutting wallpapers meant for dual monitor setup in 2.
    Hope they change it around so we can both have what we want
    Yeah, but you could go into Gimp with your Really Wide Wallpaper, cut it into two pieces and assign each half to each screen. I'm just stuck.

    I wonder if the reason they dropped the ability to use different wallpapers was because of the emphasis on the new effects? When you're shrinking and rotating desktops, there's a common background behind them.

    (Speaking from memory; I went back to 10.3, and don't use those effects.)

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    Solution here.

    Worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smpoole7 View Post
    Not that I've been able to find. I miss that, too. Badly. My theory is, why have multiple desktops if you're not going to make them completely independent and different?

    Apparently the KDE developers are absolutely determined to make their desktop more Gnome-like.
    The long answer is related to the way plasma changed the desktop metaphor that KDE had previously used. It's about workspaces, containments, activities and such. That is, frankly, the extent of my understanding on the subject, so I guess it's not really much of a long answer after all.

    The short answer, though, is that it was not an intent to remove different wallpaper/desktop assignments. It's just a feature that had to be removed because of the way plasma works, but there is every intention to bring it in. I would be surprised if it wasn't ready for KDE 4.3.

    In fact, I think there's an unsupported way to do it with an option line to plasmarc that allows each workspace to have it's own desktop containment, remember reading about it somewhere, but I haven't tried it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by father_marc View Post
    Solution here.

    Worked for me.
    Sure, you can go back to KDE 3.5 (which I've done on my 11.1 laptop at work). But some of us were wondering if that functionality would be returned to the KDE 4.x branch. else_where says, "yes;" I hope so.

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    jimux NNTP User

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    The facility is sorely missed, and should be re-instated as soon as possible.

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