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    Default SuSE 15 Virtual Desktops all using same background

    Finally bit the bullet and binned my trusty 13.2 in favour of Leap 15

    So far I have to say I'm pretty underwhelmed....

    Biggest issue I have is that I run 4 virtual Desktops across 3 monitors. On 13.2 I was able to set a different background for each of the 4 virtual desktops simply by right clicking on the Desktop area I wanted to change, select configure Desktop settings and then selecting the image from file to go on that screens Desktop background.

    When I try to do that on Leap 15, say on Desktop 1 screen 1, that image gets displayed on screen 1 Desktops 1,2,3 & 4. Same thing happens on screens 2 and 3. So at the moment I'm stuck with the same same triple screen wallpaper on all 4 Desktops.

    I've tried changing the option of Desktop and Folder view but that makes no difference. I cant see any other options to change..

    So is it still possible to have different backgrounds on different Desktops? If so what's the secret??

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: SuSE 15 Virtual Desktops all using same background

    Quote Originally Posted by shadychris View Post
    Biggest issue I have is that I run 4 virtual Desktops across 3 monitors. On 13.2 I was able to set a different background for each of the 4 virtual desktops simply by right clicking on the Desktop area I wanted to change, select configure Desktop settings and then selecting the image from file to go on that screens Desktop background.
    This was a change by the folk at KDE.org.

    You can still have different backgrounds for activities. Instead of having 4 virtual desktops, you could have 4 activities. And I think there's an activities pager widget that you could use to switch between them.

    For myself, I managing with the same background for each virtual desktop. I have defined a second activity, but I don't use it much.
    openSUSE Leap 15.1; KDE Plasma 5;

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    This was a change by the folk at KDE.org.

    You can still have different backgrounds for activities. Instead of having 4 virtual desktops, you could have 4 activities. And I think there's an activities pager widget that you could use to switch between them.

    For myself, I managing with the same background for each virtual desktop. I have defined a second activity, but I don't use it much.
    Ah thanks for the quick answer! Progress eh..... or just change for change's sake..
    So using 'activities' as you suggest does indeed do the job and dropping the pager on the task bar means it works pretty much like switching virtual desktops. Only I'm now getting plagued by constant 'Kwin stopped working' popups. Maybe I'll try a further upgrade to 15.1 ;-)

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    Default Re: SuSE 15 Virtual Desktops all using same background

    Quote Originally Posted by shadychris View Post
    Finally bit the bullet and binned my trusty 13.2 in favour of Leap 15

    So far I have to say I'm pretty underwhelmed....

    Biggest issue I have is that I run 4 virtual Desktops across 3 monitors. On 13.2 I was able to set a different background for each of the 4 virtual desktops simply by right clicking on the Desktop area I wanted to change, select configure Desktop settings and then selecting the image from file to go on that screens Desktop background.

    When I try to do that on Leap 15, say on Desktop 1 screen 1, that image gets displayed on screen 1 Desktops 1,2,3 & 4. Same thing happens on screens 2 and 3. So at the moment I'm stuck with the same same triple screen wallpaper on all 4 Desktops.

    I've tried changing the option of Desktop and Folder view but that makes no difference. I cant see any other options to change..

    So is it still possible to have different backgrounds on different Desktops? If so what's the secret??

    Thanks in advance
    Look here and you will find more frustrated people, by-passes, etc.
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=341143
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: SuSE 15 Virtual Desktops all using same background

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Look here and you will find more frustrated people, by-passes, etc.
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=341143
    ...and me, one of the many billions of frustrated people, tried this kde widget vallpaper it worked quite well on leap 15.0, only different wallpaper not different plugin but could be useful :-)

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