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  1. #1
    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?
    Thanks!

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  2. #2
    smpoole7 NNTP User

    Default Re: desktops settings


    mcfield;1941895 Wrote:
    > 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!
    >
    > Ad.



    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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  3. #3
    Axeia NNTP User

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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


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    smpoole7 NNTP User

    Default Re: desktops settings


    Axeia;1941918 Wrote:
    > 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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  5. #5
    father marc NNTP User

    Default Re: desktops settings


    Solution 'here.' (http://tinyurl.com/99zv49)

    Worked for me.


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  6. #6
    else where NNTP User

    Default Re: desktops settings


    smpoole7;1941902 Wrote:
    > 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.

    Cheers,
    KV


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  7. #7
    smpoole7 NNTP User

    Default Re: desktops settings


    father_marc;1942076 Wrote:
    > Solution 'here.' (http://tinyurl.com/99zv49)
    >
    > 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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