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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: Re: Plasma 5.3 as default (was Re: Tumbleweed - Review of the week (2015/18))
  • From: Wolfgang Bauer <wbauer@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:38:29 +0100
  • Message-id: <2887037.UfeD1mIf4S@amiga>
Am Mittwoch, 28. Oktober 2015, 12:08:17 schrieb Graham P Davis:
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.

Yes, it is.

As I wrote, if you enable that option in KDE4, you implicitly create a
separate activity for each virtual desktop.
Switching to a different desktop automatically switched to the different
activity too.

Separate wallpapers is not and *never* was possible in KDE4, you only can have
separate wallpapers for different activities.
And that's the same in Plasma5 as well.

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.

You do.
You just didn't create them manually.

Switching between activities is not much different to switching between
virtual desktops though, except that you can't just do so by moving the mouse
cursor to the edge of the screen (which is disabled by default anyway).

And as I also wrote already, a new "activity pager" is available that should
look and feel similar to the normal (virtual desktops) pager, and AFAIK it is
also possible to drag windows to a different activity there (although it's
probably easier with the already existing title bar's right-click menu).

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.

Not just that option has been removed, but the whole functionality, because
of the problems it caused.

This means that any wallpaper changes apply to all desktops.

That was the same before.
Again, you can only set a wallpaper per activity, and that was already the
case in KDE4.

I should
add that "Virtual desktops" configuration is no longer available via
"pager settings".

No, but the "virtual desktops" configuration is reachable just by right-
clicking on the pager.
And it is of course there in systemsettings5 as well.

Kind Regards,

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