View Full Version : [ubuntu] Does 9.04 allow different wallpapers on every workspace?

April 29th, 2009, 07:08 PM
This was one thing I really wanted in 8, and I saw a lot of people clamoring for it and more than one rumor that it would be included in 9. I remember tricking 8 into doing it, turning on sphere, and making my workspaces into a little planet :)

Anyway, back to the question, did they build this into either Gnome or Compiz in 9? Not some trick, but an easy way to change them, if so, where is it?

If not, then consider this yet another poke to implement this! And does anyone know if the old trick (I'd have to find it again) still works?

April 29th, 2009, 07:13 PM
There's been a proposed patch from the Google Summer of Code 2008 (http://gsocblog.jsharpe.net/archives/15), but it looks as though it was never implemented...

April 30th, 2009, 01:18 AM
Too bad, would be really nice to have :(

April 30th, 2009, 05:16 AM
Don't worry, BBK. The desire is there, and sooner or later, it will happen. Cross your fingers for GNOME 3!

April 30th, 2009, 05:29 AM
Please check this link (http://jsbi.blogspot.com/2007/10/bionix-freeware-auto-wallpaper-changer.html) and this one (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=798634). it may help you. i am using wallpaper changing auto in my desktop.

April 30th, 2009, 06:29 AM
I made a post about this before..

I am pretty new as well. So I cant help you with the icon thing.

However, you CAN have different backgrounds for each one. The only method I know gets rid of all desktop icons though.

You have to use the Wallpaper plugin of Compiz. Add a few wallpapers to it. Then go to Configuration Editor, and "app->nautilus->preferences" then deselect show_desktop.

This will give each workspace a wallpaper depending on the order you arranged them in the Compiz Wallpaper plugin. But no desktop icons.