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    Unhappy Hiding Applications That Are Not On The Current Virtual Desktop

    I am unable to select an option that just shows the applications designated to a current desktop and hides the rest. After all these years, I do not even know why KDE does not have this set by default.

    My system is openSUSE 11.3 64-bit with KDE 4.4.4

    If it helps, I installed my system through the openSUSE 11.3 LiveCD.

    The following are images of my Multiple Desktops and Pager Windows respectively.

    Multiple Desktops Window


    Pager Window


    Thank you for your help.
    Last edited by Paranelsus; 23-Dec-2010 at 23:08. Reason: To Show Images

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    Default Re: Hiding Applications That Are Not On The Current Virtual Desktop

    On Fri, 24 Dec 2010 11:36:02 +0530, Paranelsus
    <Paranelsus@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

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    > I am unable to select an option that just shows the applications
    > designated to a current desktop and hides the rest. After all these
    > years, I do not even know why KDE does not have this set by default.
    >
    > My system is openSUSE 11.3 64-bit with KDE 4.4.4
    >
    > If it helps, I installed my system through the openSUSE 11.3 LiveCD.
    >


    from KDE 4.5.x onwards this option is available. (i thought it had been
    available in 4.4 already, but i don't remember clearly; accordg. to your
    screenshot, it isn't.)

    KDE considers 4.5 it's stable release; many bugs and also functionality
    has been fixed from 4.4 -> 4.5.

    some people advise to stick to KDE 4.4, but i found 4.5 more stable &
    alround better than 4.4. several other users agree with this. it's up to
    you of course; leaving the security of your basic install does bear some
    risks. for some, problems with graphic drivers, per example, surfaced with
    KDE 4.5.

    i'd recommend switching to KDE 4.5 -- BUT ONLY if you're comfortable with
    the process of switching repos via YAST or zypper, and able to install a
    new kernel or video driver if the need arises. if not, you'll have to wait
    until openSUSE 11.4 is released...

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    Default Re: Hiding Applications That Are Not On The Current Virtual Desktop

    I'm not too sure I understand you correctly. But that feature may not be available to you unless you upgrade kde
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    Default Re: Hiding Applications That Are Not On The Current Virtual Desktop

    Okay, thank you for your help. Why would KDE even have this option as the default? What would be the purpose of multiple desktops if one could not show only the applications currently on that desktop?

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    Default Re: Hiding Applications That Are Not On The Current Virtual Desktop

    Paranelsus wrote:
    > After all these years, I do not even know why KDE does not have
    > this set by default.


    it _was_ the default in KDE3, when they "improved" it to KDE4, they
    lost that capability for a couple of years or so..

    progress is not always smooth or beneficial--especially when the focus
    becomes how it looks, rather than how well it works . . .

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    Default Re: Hiding Applications That Are Not On The Current Virtual Desktop

    Um... hiding what kind of applications (widgets? windows?) where (desktop? pager?). I think the request still is sort of unclear here.

    DenverD, just in case you read this: your post is not of much help. KDE4 focussing on blingbling is the typical criticism of people who haven't given it a closer look. Actually effects and the like are a minor focus of the KDE-team these days. You might want to take a look →here to get an idea about the multitude of concepts which are developed. Just a hint, okay?

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    Default Re: Hiding Applications That Are Not On The Current Virtual Desktop

    Hiding applications in the Task Manager*, can be done by setting up the Task Manager to show only applications from the current desktop. I.e. right-click on the Task Manager, then select "Task Manager Settings," and then look around, there should be a few checkboxes along the lines of "Only show Tasks so-and-so"




    * The Task Manager is that widget that shows which windows are open and so on; it is generally the widget that takes up most of the space on the default panel.

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    Default Re: Hiding Applications That Are Not On The Current Virtual Desktop

    On Fri, 24 Dec 2010 15:36:03 +0530, Lord Emsworth
    <Lord_Emsworth@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

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    > Hiding applications in the Task Manager*, can be done by setting up the
    > Task Manager to show only applications from the current desktop. I.e.
    > right-click on the Task Manager, then select "Task Manager Settings,"
    > and then look around, there should be a few checkboxes along the lines
    > of "Only show Tasks so-and-so"
    >


    the op posted a screenshot of his task manager settings, which didn't
    include these options. i thought they were there in KDE 4.4, but it's a
    long time ago that i used that and can't remember exactly. i also set my
    task manager to only show tasks of the current desktop, and i've been
    doing that for longer than 4.4. for some reason the op's settings don't
    seem to include these options though. don't understand this, but am not
    going to downgrade to 4.4 in order to find out.

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    Default Re: Hiding Applications That Are Not On The Current Virtual Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Emsworth View Post
    Hiding applications in the Task Manager*, can be done by setting up the Task Manager to show only applications from the current desktop. I.e. right-click on the Task Manager, then select "Task Manager Settings," and then look around, there should be a few checkboxes along the lines of "Only show Tasks so-and-so"




    * The Task Manager is that widget that shows which windows are open and so on; it is generally the widget that takes up most of the space on the default panel.
    I think the checkbox is "Only show tasks from the current desktop"
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    Default Re: Hiding Applications That Are Not On The Current Virtual Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by phanisvara View Post
    the op posted a screenshot of his task manager settings, which didn't
    include these options.
    Not quite right. The second screenshot in the op shows the settings for the pager, and not task manager.

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