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    Default Desktops and wallpaper

    I was wondering if someone could answer a silly question.

    I have 4 desktops configured on my PC, 11.1 with KDE 4.2.96.

    My question is, can I have different wallpapers for each desktop or just one wallpaper for all desktops?

    If I can have different wallpapers, how/where do I configure the change?

    Thanks.

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    If this is RC2 of kde4.3 - Yes
    You need the Default Desktop Containment (Right click desktop - settings - Desktop type..)

    You should get the toolbox (Cashew) icon top right
    click it and select zoom out
    use the spanner to config each desktop

    Looks like this
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    Default Re: Desktops and wallpaper

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    If this is RC2 of kde4.3 - Yes
    You need the Default Desktop Containment (Right click desktop - settings - Desktop type..)

    You should get the toolbox (Cashew) icon top right
    click it and select zoom out
    use the spanner to config each desktop

    Looks like this

    Thank you very much. Just what I wanted. I don't suppose you give linux lessons do you? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by silkmaze View Post
    Thank you very much. Just what I wanted. I don't suppose you give linux lessons do you? :-)
    Good to hear.
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    Default Re: Desktops and wallpaper

    I have a follow-on question.

    I have now 4 desktops each with its own wallpaper. I noticed, though, that only the first desktop has the glass plate - Desktop Folder - up :



    Although the other three desktops have the same desktop settings, they do not have the Desktop Folder "glass plate" on the desktop.

    Can anyone tell me how to rectify this?

    Thank you.

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    Never mind, I've just figured it out. I just opened up Konqueror, then copied the Desktop Folder to the Desktop.

    Is it possible to change the transparency of the "glass plate", what is that called?. I mean, can it be customised? I have had a look around, but couldn't find anything that pertains to it.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silkmaze View Post
    Never mind, I've just figured it out. I just opened up Konqueror, then copied the Desktop Folder to the Desktop.

    Is it possible to change the transparency of the "glass plate", what is that called?. I mean, can it be customised? I have had a look around, but couldn't find anything that pertains to it.

    Thanks.
    It's called a folder view.
    I think the transparency of this is affected by the Desktop theme, eg; oxygen, slim glow, aya,.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by silkmaze View Post
    Never mind, I've just figured it out. I just opened up Konqueror, then copied the Desktop Folder to the Desktop.

    Is it possible to change the transparency of the "glass plate", what is that called?. I mean, can it be customised? I have had a look around, but couldn't find anything that pertains to it.

    Thanks.
    that thing you call glass plate is actually called folder view plasmoid
    the easy way to change the color and or transparency is to change the theme you use thats the easy way

    the hard way is to edit all the svgz files with inkscape and make them more transparent but wouldn't recommend that unless you know what your doing

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    Default Re: Desktops and wallpaper

    caf4926 adjusted his/her AFDB on Thursday 16 Jul 2009 22:46 to write:

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    > silkmaze;2013473 Wrote:
    >> Never mind, I've just figured it out. I just opened up Konqueror, then
    >> copied the Desktop Folder to the Desktop.
    >>
    >> Is it possible to change the transparency of the "glass plate", what is
    >> that called?. I mean, can it be customised? I have had a look around,
    >> but couldn't find anything that pertains to it.
    >>
    >> Thanks.

    > It's called a folder view.
    > I think the transparency of this is affected by the Desktop theme, eg;
    > oxygen, slim glow, aya,.....
    >
    >


    If you like a certain Theme style for one plasmoid and another for something
    else you can mix and match with the Desktop Theme Details in the advanced
    section of the personal settings app.

    HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by baskitcaise View Post
    caf4926 adjusted his/her AFDB on Thursday 16 Jul 2009 22:46 to write:

    >
    > silkmaze;2013473 Wrote:
    >> Never mind, I've just figured it out. I just opened up Konqueror, then
    >> copied the Desktop Folder to the Desktop.
    >>
    >> Is it possible to change the transparency of the "glass plate", what is
    >> that called?. I mean, can it be customised? I have had a look around,
    >> but couldn't find anything that pertains to it.
    >>
    >> Thanks.

    > It's called a folder view.
    > I think the transparency of this is affected by the Desktop theme, eg;
    > oxygen, slim glow, aya,.....
    >
    >


    If you like a certain Theme style for one plasmoid and another for something
    else you can mix and match with the Desktop Theme Details in the advanced
    section of the personal settings app.

    HTH
    --
    Mark
    Caveat emptor
    Nullus in verba
    Nil illegitimi carborundum
    I am definitely leaving the hard way to someone else to do. I didn't realise that I could assign a theme to each desktop. I did notice that when I was choosing a theme, the plasmoid also changed. It didn't mean anything to me at the time.

    Guys, (I'm assuming you are all guys), thank you all very much.

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