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cthom
July 3rd, 2010, 05:47 PM
is it possible to have different backgrounds on each virtual desktop? if so, how do i do it?

lsutiger
July 3rd, 2010, 07:14 PM
Try this
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=18137

Saint_
July 3rd, 2010, 08:58 PM
You used to be able to from what I've read, but they took it out in KDE4. Don't know if they've added it back into KDE 4.5 yet but as far as I know they haven't.

bigsmitty64
July 3rd, 2010, 09:07 PM
http://wiki.compiz.org/Plugins/Wallpaper :)

EssexEagle
July 3rd, 2010, 10:29 PM
You used to be able to from what I've read, but they took it out in KDE4. Don't know if they've added it back into KDE 4.5 yet but as far as I know they haven't.

Don't know whether the OP is using KDE but it is still possible in KDE4 (it's just much less obvious than in KDE3). Click on the cashew in the top right corner of the desktop, zoom out, go to Configure Plasma, and select Different activity for each desktop. I think though that you also get different widgets on each desktop as well as a different wallpaper.

cthom
July 4th, 2010, 02:01 AM
using gnome (lucid lynx). i see the compiz plug-in needs a fix for nautilus. that's out of my depth i'm afraid :(

k3lt01
July 4th, 2010, 02:10 AM
What do you mean by individual virtual desktop? Are you running multiple virtual machines on one PC?

It should be possible for each user to be able to select a wallpaper that is different to a wallpaper another user has selected because these setting are kept in the individual users /home folder.

Each user, as long as they use their own log in would just go System > Preferences > Appearance > Backgrounds and then make their selection.

cthom
July 4th, 2010, 02:35 AM
no. i mean the workspaces (sorry, that maybe wasn't clear). i keep the default 4, but would like a different background for each.

k3lt01
July 4th, 2010, 03:44 AM
I doubt there is anything nativ to Ubuntu that could do that, maybe try UbuntuTweak and see if it has anything in it that could. Be careful with UbuntuTweak though because unless you know what your doing you can break your system with tools like it.

RedSquirrel
July 4th, 2010, 03:56 AM
JWM (http://joewing.net/programs/jwm/) can do that. (If you're willing to use JWM... ;))