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    Default Change from Folder view to desktop containment

    Using plasma 5.12
    The desktop uses "Folder view" layout.
    Recently I have begin using a second monitor, so I added another screen with it's desktop and in the second desktop the default layout is "Desktop Containment".
    When I log out and then lg in, the icons in the screen with the folder view layout are moved away from the places I placed them, but the icons in the screen with the desktop containment layout are kept in place.
    So I wanted to change from folder view to desktop containment layout in my first screen, but I desktop properties it appears grayed and I cannot change it.

    Is it possible to change it?

    regards

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    Default Re: Change from Folder view to desktop containment

    I always change to "Desktop Containment".

    To do this, I right-click on the desktop and select "Configure Desktop". ALT-D ALT-S should do the same. And the top item on that screen is "Layout" which I change to "Desktop Containment".
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    Default Re: Change from Folder view to desktop containment

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I always change to "Desktop Containment".

    To do this, I right-click on the desktop and select "Configure Desktop". ALT-D ALT-S should do the same. And the top item on that screen is "Layout" which I change to "Desktop Containment".
    I tried this, but
    https://susepaste.org/50113416

    The option is greyed and I cannot change it.

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    Default Re: Change from Folder view to desktop containment

    I have never seen that happen. But then I don't have two screens. Perhaps there's a restriction that you can only use a particular layout on one screen at a time.
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    Default Re: Change from Folder view to desktop containment

    Quote Originally Posted by fperal View Post
    I tried this, but
    https://susepaste.org/50113416
    The option is greyed and I cannot change it.
    As it says in the screenshot, »Layout cannot be changed whilst widgets are locked.«

    Right-Click at an empty area in the task bar and select »Unlock Widgets«.
    Then open your Desktop Folder Settings again. Your layout should be changeable now.

    (Edited to add: you can also press Alt+D, L — or select »Unlock Widgets« right in the Desktop’s context menu.)
    (Edit #2 I tried a PlasmaShell replacement named »LiquidShell« a while ago; it’s more traditional and barebones. May be worth a look as well.)

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    Default Re: Change from Folder view to desktop containment

    Quote Originally Posted by unix111 View Post
    As it says in the screenshot, »Layout cannot be changed whilst widgets are locked.«
    oh my God! I didn't notice.

    I didn't even think of it because I couldn't change the layout in the other screen either ... but i have just noticed that locking the widgets in one screen also locks them in the other.
    Unlocking the widgets it worked.

    thanks
    Last edited by fperal; 17-Feb-2019 at 16:14. Reason: sintax error

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