Virtual Desktops: I keep hearing about them, other users promoting their Use, although through the years I could not really relate and saw little value in them, other than another bell, or whistle, or bell & whistle, to play with.
Recently, there were more exchanges in the Forums about Virtual Desktops, and this time I decided to actually spend the time to look a little deeper into the subject. I scoured the internet for reasons and methods for using Virtual Desktops. Then, while still a bit skeptical about the touted advantages, I decided to try them out for awhile to see if I could determine enough value to use them.
(Aside: * I also looked into Activities, and in the differences between them and Virtual Desktops, and decided the latter would likely be the most suitable to my work habits and, therefore, Desktops is where I would start exploring.*)
So, several weeks ago, for the first time ever, I added my first additional desktop, limiting it to an Activity that I perform on a regular, usually daily, basis.
You know what?
I do like this!
I created a unique panel-menu launcher-system tray bar for each desktop, removing most of the icons I use on my Main Desktop, customizing the icons instead to match the group of activities I do on the second desktop (such as, creating a Dolphin icon that launches my base file directory for those related activities and creating a Konsole icon that loads my path related to those activities).
Works great. I have different Wallpaper for each Desktop, and different panels for each desktop.
When I log in, I simply right-click on the panel, choose Panel Options->Remove this Panel, click the cashew in the top left corner of the pop-up dialogue, choose Move to Desktop, and click on the desktop I want the panel to appear on. I then make certain to click Cancel, instead of Remove Panel (learned this the hard way;)), which I personally see as a design flaw. I need to do this with each panel.
I have since moved on to a 3rd Virtual Desktop, and I believe there are going to be a few more in the coming weeks and/or months.
NOW THE PROBLEM:
I scoured the internet looking for the solution, but so far have not found the answer. I am hoping that at least one of you multiple Virtual Desktop promoters has already found and successfully applied the solution.
These unique panels remain tied to their respective desktops throughout my session, a good thing.
Unfortunately, each time I power up the computer and log into KDE, all three panels appear super-imposed on one another on all desktops, a very annoying thing.>:(
So, first thing I need to do is switch to Desktop 3, go through the routine to lock the panel that is covering the other two panels to the 3rd Desktop, then Switch to Desktop 2 and do the same there, then do the same in the Main desktop.
I have tried locking widgets, hunted for other solutions, and still cannot solve this problem. It holds fine when I hibernate, but when I shut down and later cold boot, I have to go through the routine again.
I am a regular cold boot enthusiast, no Sessions carried over, and that will not change. So, I need a solution.