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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: Re: Plasma 5.3 as default (was Re: Tumbleweed - Review of the week (2015/18))
  • From: Graham P Davis <hacker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:08:17 +0000
  • Message-id: <20151028120817.17f27ee0@home-1.scarlet-jade>
On Sat, 24 Oct 2015 18:03:32 +0200
Wolfgang Bauer <wbauer@xxxxxx> wrote:

Am Samstag, 24. Oktober 2015, 21:28:35 schrieb Basil Chupin:
But now for the BIG question: do you know of any "blog", whatever,
which will give 'Masta-Plasma' to have a different wallpaper for
different desktops just like in KDE4?

It's not possible (yet?).

Strictly speaking it never was possible in KDE4 either, but that had
an option to use a separate activity on each virtual desktop, with
its own wallpaper. That option has been removed because it
complicated things and caused hard to debug/fix problems AIUI.

I'm sorry, but that is not entirely correct. I haven't used this option
for a while (my desktops are so full that I can't see the wallpaper!)
but I've just tested it and have changed the wallpapers on two of my
desktops. I don't use different activities on this machine as switching
activities is less easy than switching desktops.

[The following comments were written before I read the bug report.
Another variation on my part of "if all else fails, read the

First of all, I've found that it's necessary to select "Virtual
Desktops", either by right-clicking on the desktops on the task-bar and
picking "Pager Settings" or from "System settings"and then "Workspace
behavior". In "Desktops" tab, you need to tick the box "Different
widgets for each desktop".

I'm pretty sure that this malarkey that I've just described wasn't
necessary in earlier versions of openSUSE though I've checked 13.1 and
verified that it is needed there.

Once that is done just right-click on the desktop and select "Default
Desktop Settings". Then right-click on the top of the window, select
"move to desktop" and check that it's on the correct one, it may be
defaulted to "all". Select the wallpaper and apply.

Now, the reason that this doesn't work in Plasma5 could be that someone
seems to have removed the "Different widgets for each desktop" box.
This means that any wallpaper changes apply to all desktops. I should
add that "Virtual desktops" configuration is no longer available via
"pager settings".

Graham Davis, Bracknell, Berks.
openSUSE 13.2 (64-bit); KDE 4.14.9; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
Kernel: 4.2.4; Video: nVidia GeForce 210 (Driver: nouveau);
Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
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