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tarahmarie
September 10th, 2008, 11:49 AM
I have compiz-fusion, KDE 4.1.1, and Kubuntu 8.04.

How do I set it up so that there are only the widgets I choose on the 4 different cube faces? Like the system widgets on the first desktop, the entertainment widgets on the second, and so on??

HTML-insane
September 10th, 2008, 08:42 PM
You might want to suggest that. However, at the moment at least, this isn't exactly possible (as Plasma draws the desktop AND the widgets as opposed to Superkaramba, which was like an application, it doesn't quite work like that). However, there is a function similar to the one you have just mentioned - the Zoom function in the toolbox. When zoomed out, the toolbox gives an additional option to, "add activity". Then, you can use the two different desktops for different plasmoids and/or wallpapers, then zoom and select between the two.

I hope this helps. If it doesn't, file a bug report as a, "Wish list" item. Those things make KDE all the better, you know.

Karel Kozlik
December 26th, 2009, 04:54 PM
Sorry for dumb question. This functionality should be available since KDE 4.3. See video on http://kde.org/announcements/4.3/index.php

But I am still not able to setup this. Could someone hint me?
I am useing kubuntu karmic and KDE 4.3.4

Ms_Angel_D
December 26th, 2009, 04:58 PM
I have compiz-fusion, KDE 4.1.1, and Kubuntu 8.04.

How do I set it up so that there are only the widgets I choose on the 4 different cube faces? Like the system widgets on the first desktop, the entertainment widgets on the second, and so on??


You don't actually need compiz for this as plasma & kwin handle it great on it's own Here's how:

click on the cashew icon on the top right of your desktop and click “zoom out”. Your desktop will be shrunk down, and a menu will appear on the left. Click “configure plasma” and check the box that says “different activity for each desktop”.

Zoom back in to your original desktop/activity, and you should never have to zoom out again. From this point forward, each of your virtual desktops will have separate plasma activities, meaning you can use different sets of kde widgets on each desktop. This will also allow you to have a different wallpaper on each virtual desktop..

Karel Kozlik
December 26th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Thanks a lot Ms_Angel!! That's the setting I was looking for.

Ms_Angel_D
December 26th, 2009, 05:17 PM
Thanks a lot Ms_Angel!! That's the setting I was looking for.

Your very welcome glad to be of assistance.

tarahmarie
June 17th, 2010, 07:41 AM
I've been fiddling with this for three full years, and I've never gotten it to work.

I've selected "Different Activity on Each Desktop". Compiz is working fine. I'm running KDE 4.4.2.

Still ain't happening.

Query: I have different activities selected, but the name for each desktop is the same in the Activity Settings. Changing that name from any desktop changes it for all. It is as if I am applying the same activity to four different desktops, instead of creating four different activities. What am I doing wrong?