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Re: [opensuse] sticky plasmoid?
  • From: John Andersen <jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:08:38 -0800
  • Message-id: <4B1E9626.3030708@xxxxxxxxx>
On 12/8/2009 6:24 AM, jdd-gmane wrote:
Hello,

I want to have various images as desktop background, but keep the same
icons/plasmoid on all desktops (like for kde3)

is this possible and how?

thanks
jdd

You can creat one Activity, and assign that to multiple desktops.
But that way you can't get different pictures on each desktop.

So about the only way to do it is create several activities all
with the same plasmoids, or move those things like the trashcan down
into the tray. (Although I wonder why one would need immediate access to the
trash can).

Activities are STILL not stable, and they will wander around from desktop
to desktop. You will reboot only to find your desktops have mysteriously
changed wall paper and when you zoom out you will find activities you never
created, and no way to delete them.

Some people on various lists have suggested setting things the way you like them
and then chmod 400 ~/.kde/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc
However this seems unwise, because then you must remember to undo, and redo this
for any change you do make to your desktop and activities.

The only way to avoid activities changing on their own is to only have one
desktop, and
then switch activities with the activities switcher on the taskbar/panel.

Of course this mean any applications you open will appear the same regardlesss
of which activity is displayed.

The developer of Activities just can't seem to stabilize them, and he/they
appears
to be totally out of touch with how people really use the modern desktop. Those
who
claim they have no problems with activities are simply disingenuous, or have not
"zoomed out" to see that activities are breeding like rabbits behind the
scenes, or
they never turn their machines off.
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