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    Default Desktop Activities not working

    I'm on KDE 4.4.4 and I decided to try out desktop activities. Here's what happened:

    1. Clicked the Plasma cashew and chose "Zoom Out"
    2. Clicked "unlock widgets"
    3. Clicked "Add Activity"
    - It added a new one

    4. Right clicked the new Activity and chose "Desktop Activity Settings"
    5. Changed wallpaper
    - this worked, I now had two activities with different wallpaper
    6. Tried to switch to new Activity, but unable!

    No matter what I did, I could NOT get the ability to zoom in to the new activity. The box at the bottom never show up on mouseover, click, right-click, double-click on the activity wallpaper. Nothing works. I can only zoom in to my original activity. Even adding a third activity, I can only go to my original one.

    EDIT: I found a little more out: if I zoom out twice, I can then get the ability to zoom into the new activity. HOWEVER, when I do that (and it comes up), it still has every application that was in my original activity on the taskbar! I thought activities were supposed to have their own taskbars/open-apps?

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    Default Re: Desktop Activities not working

    Basically, activities are useless the way they're working for me now. The only thing that changes are widgets on the desktop and wallpaper. ALL applications that are open stay exactly as they are (open, maximized, minimized, etc) on EVERY activity! What am I doing wrong? (Or did KDE 4.4.x have activities like this?)

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    Default Re: Desktop Activities not working

    On Fri, 06 May 2011 20:15:15 +0530, 6tr6tr
    <6tr6tr@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Basically, activities are useless the way they're working for me now.
    > The only thing that changes are widgets on the desktop and wallpaper.
    > ALL applications that are open stay exactly as they are (open,
    > maximized, minimized, etc) on EVERY activity! What am I doing wrong? (Or
    > did KDE 4.4.x have activities like this?)
    >


    desktop activities were a new idea around KDE 4.4; they're taking off now
    only (>4.6). this zoom facility has disappeared, among other changes.
    they're working quite reliably now (4.6.2), but some necessary
    conveniences (IMO) are still missing: sending app.s to certain activities
    via shortcut keys or scripts, per example.


    --
    phani.

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