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Re: Re: [opensuse-kde] to activities or not to activities
  • From: Cameron Seader <cseader@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 11:18:59 -0600
  • Message-id: <9939583.UfMymFdT5d@seaderx>
On Friday, October 07, 2011 5:28:23 PM you wrote:
Activities in 4.7.2 is quite nice. Check it out. You might like it. personally
i think it works well with virtual desktops. So I for one vote on enabling
activities.

Am Freitag, 7. Oktober 2011, 16:37:23 schrieb Martin Schlander:
Fredag den 7. oktober 2011 16:28:29 skrev Sven Burmeister:
Am Freitag, 7. Oktober 2011, 15:54:36 schrieb Martin Schlander:
It doesn't break anything for upgraded systems. But old users
doing
fresh installs, and who wish to use virtual desktops, would need
to
figure out how and where to increase the number of virtuel
desktops
in
systemsettings.

I'm afraid that'd be a challenge and "turn-off" even for many
long-time
users. 90% of users or so, never change any darn default
setting. So
the defaults need to be good.

Since the default number of virtual desktops was apparently one,
i.e.
none, and 90% of the people do not change defaults this means that
90%
do not use virtual desktops.

What are you talking about?

About your sentence: "But the way I read this thread, most people favour a
default setup where the Activity Manager stays in the panel, but the default
number of desktops is increased above just one."

"increased above just one" means to me that you state that there was only
one by default and now it should be increased above just one. I guess you
related this to the new upstream default.

In every single KDE (and openSUSE) release since
the dawn of time, there was more than one virtual desktop by default and
a visible pager in the panel giving easy access to the virtual desktop
settings.

I thought so too and I know hardly anyone using them. n>10 So I would claim
that those that use them know how to change it and that the majority does
not use them at all since they are unknown in other OSs.

To me that does not sound like activities would break anything for
those that want to use virtual desktops.

The activity manager doesn't break anything for people who want to use
virtual desktops. Defaulting to only one virtual desktop _does_.

That is why most people here are arguing to have the activity manager
_and_ the pager in the panel by default.

I'm fine with that, you can remove any of those easily.

Sven
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