On 11 Dec 2011, at 21:33, Neil Winchurst wrote:
> On 11/12/11 13:10, Nils Kassube wrote:
>> Neil Winchurst wrote:
>>> On 11/12/11 10:17, Nils Kassube wrote:
>>>> It is already available in version 4.4.5 (Lucid) and maybe earlier.
>>>> However you need the option "Different widgets for each desktop"
>>>> enabled (even in 12.04).
>>> As I understand it this just means that I can have different icons on
>>> each desktop, not different backgrounds. Or am I wrong about that?
>> Yes. With "Different widgets for each desktop" enabled you can change
>> the backgrounds for the desktops individually. If I understand it
>> correctly, icons and backgrounds are handled the same way in KDE4.
>> Therefore if you disable "Different widgets for each desktop", you don't
>> get different backgrounds either. Of course that doesn't make much sense
>> to a "normal" user like you and me who isn't familiar with the inner
>> working of KDE4.
> OK. I have now found it, but it is no use to me. When I enabled it I
> expected the icons already set up to remain, like in KDE3, but they all
> disappeared. This would mean having to recreate all my icons on each
> desktop. Whose bright idea was that?
> As I have already said previously, why couldn't the developers leave
> things as they were? For me at least I consider the background for a
> desktop and the icons on it to be separate entities. When I add a new
> icon it doesn't affect the background. I expect the opposite to be the
> case too.
> I give up,
It's another case of not thinking it through and not testing it properly. Seems to be the way with many things KDE these days.
We have a bewildering and overcomplicated array of things now - plasma desktop, multiple desktops, multiple activities, even multiple monitors. How anybody expected all that to come together and be intelligible by anybody is beyond me. It still doesn't make me want to use Gnome, but it's just TOO MUCH.
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