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Re: [opensuse] question regarding virtual desktops (KDE)
  • From: dwgallien <dwgallien@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 15:15:49 -0400
  • Message-id: <201009211515.50329.dwgallien@xxxxxxxxx>

Right-click on the Pager, check out the various new settings. And when
you hover over a virtual desktop you should see a pop-up that lists all
the windows on that desktop.

This is helpful, but doesn't solve the problem of finding out where you are
right now (say,
after logging in).

I wonder if under Desktop Effects, one of the Window Management effects might
be a solution? Box Switch, Cover Switch, and Flip Switch all use Alt-Tab to
scroll through all windows in a pop-up list. Desktop Grid will display all
virtual desktops organized in a grid, showing the windows that are in each;
essentially a magnified view of the Pager (and you also can drag windows
between the desktops here). Present Windows will display all windows on all
desktops or just those windows on the current desktop or just those windows
that belong to the same "class".

Forgot to add . . . Under Virtual Desktops, there are/can be added keystroke
combinations to navigate between the desktops. Personally, I use Desktop Grid;
I didn't mention that in the display, the particular desktop you are currently
on is highlighted. IMO much easier that using the Pager for determining where
you are/want to be.

And fwiw, in KDE 4 like KDE 3 you can define at login whether you want to start
with an empty session vs restore the previous session vs restore a manually
save (at logout) session.
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