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Old 02-04-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
Tadaen
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KDE Activities


I've been googling around. I found this link in another thread here ( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...de-4175493675/). I have been trying to find a use for activities in KDE but I just can't see it. What is the point of activities versus virtual desktops. Based on the link I can't see anything other than widgets and wallpaper for each activity?

https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorial...cient-workflow
 
Old 02-05-2014, 03:18 AM   #2
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kde activities let you have different configurations where virtual desktops can't: keyboard layout, default path, not sure about keyboard shortcuts, plasmoid, wallpapers, etc;

it's like having two different users logged in at the same time; you can't move applications between activities like in virtual desktops
 
Old 02-18-2014, 12:01 AM   #3
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I'm in a very similar agreement to you Tadaen. I thin they're important, to give choice like Gengisdave mentions, but personally i only use one activity, and have zero desire to use any more.
One thing that annoys me about activities is the panel. I think that every activity should have a different panel setup or at least that option, but that is not possible. If it was, then perhaps i would designate different activities to different workspaces.
 
Old 02-18-2014, 08:06 AM   #4
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One thing that annoys me about activities is the panel. I think that every activity should have a different panel setup or at least that option, but that is not possible. If it was, then perhaps i would designate different activities to different workspaces.
I also stuck at inability to change panels and icons for different activities and lost my interest in them. I don't care about changing wallpapers and 'hiding' a window in another activity only annoys me. Activities don't seem to allow you to change anything beside those.
 
  


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