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Re: [opensuse] question regarding virtual desktops (KDE)
  • From: Oliver Kullmann <O.Kullmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 16:54:18 +0100
  • Message-id: <20100921155418.GF29851@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sorry, I meant "are inserted into the taskbar of the last
*virtual desktop*".

That is, logging out and logging in again, it happened two times
now that in the last virtual desktop, in its "taskbar" (the
collection of buttons for open windows) I found "all" windows
of all other virtual desktop been collected ("all" I couldn't check,
and so I wrote below "Dolphin windows"). So a clear bug.

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 01:28:15PM +0200, Will Stephenson wrote:
On Monday 20 September 2010 20:21:32 Oliver Kullmann wrote:
1. From "time to time" it happens that after a restart all Dolphin-windows
are inserted into the taskbar of the last window.
I can't understand this statement. Windows don't have taskbars. Do you mean

1) 'from time to time all Dolphin windows are inserted [grouped] in the
taskbar _entry_ of the last Dolphin window?'

or do you mean

2) 'from time to time all Dolphin windows are inserted in the _titlebar_ of
the last window'

1) sounds like the taskbar entries filled the space available to them, so the
taskbar grouped the entries from the same app - middle click to expand

2) sounds like you would be using tabbed window-management (the Grouping
on the window (alt-f3) menu, but I need more details to understand the
problem. Please give steps to reproduce with a new user.

Unfortunately, it doesn't happen every time. The next time I will try to make
a bug report.

2. How to find out efficiently on which virtual desktop you are on?
It seems that the virtual-desktop-button should show some blackness,
but either if the virtual desktop is empty or has a bit more windows
on it, that this becomes invisible. A solution could be to disable the
useless attempt of showing windows in the buttons, but I couldn't find yet
how to achieve that.

The look of the pager depends on the workspace theme. In the Air [openSUSE]
default theme, the pager widget in the panel highlights the active virtual
desktop with a brighter, larger specular highlight. The 'geek' desktop
downloadable from with 'Get New Themes', has a no gradients, 1
black outline look and a shading effect only on the active desktop in the

Thanks, the geek-theme works much better! Still, to figure out on which
desktop you are is very hard. However, otherwise it looks much better (had
"Air" before). Especially the problem that much information (certain pop-ups,
the calender, certain menus) where nearly unreadable, due to black background
and grey font, is solved now!

Another thing you can do is enable 'Desktop Switch On-Screen Display' in the
virtual desktops->switching module to see the desktop number on switch.

Thanks for that, this also helps (especially now with the Geek-setting I
can actually see it (couldn't before)). It is also helpful to remember from
where you came.

Thanks again.


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