On Friday 28 August 2009 16:03:00 MM wrote:
On 28/08/09 10:20, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 28 August 2009 09:08:23 Anne Wilson wrote:
> Quicker way - and, I think, the way that I did it:
I have my desktops set up this way (i.e. different activity on each and
hence different background and widgets). However, there are some
unexpected results I find.
If I start from a default setting (i.e. 4 desktops with the same
activity on each) and then select 'Zoom Out' via the cashew, I get a
zoomed out view of one desktop/activity (fair enough). If I then click
'Configure Plasma' and select 'Different Activity For Each Desktop', KDE
creates the extra activities, but I've now got five. Why five?
I can ignore this, zoom back and then merrily set up each desktop
independently. However, my enquiring mind doesn't stop there. I notice
that if I click on the cashew for desktops 1 and 2 (I haven't bothered
renaming them), there are duplicated options, i.e. I have two of each of
'Lock Widgets', 'Shortcut Settings' and 'Zoom Out'. Desktops 3
don's have these duplicated options.
If I Zoom Out from any desktop, I see those five activities/desktops
mentioned above. Four of them display the background and widgets I've
selected on each desktop. The other is just a bare blue one, the purpose
of which I don't really understand.
As promised, I got answers 'from the horse's mouth'. The 'extra
desktop' is a
known bug, https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199729
, as is the duplicated
toolsets, although I've not come across a bug report for that and the devs
didn't point me at one.
The 'extra desktop' is because when you set it up like this it makes a new set
of desktops, forgetting to re-use your original Desktop 1.
Neither are harmful in any way, just slightly confusing. They will not be
fixed, because the part of code that controls this is re-written for the next
release, which is due very soon. IOW, both will disappear after an update
before very long.
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