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Old 08-15-2003, 10:55 AM   #1
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Mandrake and the horror of KDE Multiple Desktops...


Well, I've been using Mandrake enough now that I find I rather like it. I always prefer KDE to most other Window Managers I try for the time being while I'm learning because it's more of a coming home feeling. My only problem and the thing that really annoys me is how the Multiple Desktops work in KDE - they work normally in Gnome.

Here is what it's doing to me:

You click on the first Multiple Desktop and open a program. Ok, great. Now when you click on the Second Multiple Desktop you should be at a completely new desktop. You should not be able to see the program running in the Taskbar from Desktop 1.

It's my only annoyance and while it's a small one it's enough I may not switch to Mandrake on my main machine (away from Windows) because of it.

If anyone has any ideas on how to fix it I'd love it - I've seen this work properly in other distributions of the same version of KDE and everything so I'm sure it's just something I don't know about the configuration of the Multiple Desktops. Please help me fix it so I can throw Windows away finally and use the much prettier, and sleeker, KDE Interface on my desktop.

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Old 08-15-2003, 11:51 AM   #2
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Oh yeah, if it helps - using Mandrake Linux 9.1. So it's the version of KDE packaged with it. 3.1.3 I think?
 
Old 08-15-2003, 12:29 PM   #3
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Depending on which window decorations etc. you use it is possible to fix a window so that it is on every virtual desktop; you can do this either by clikcing some nail icon in the title bar or through the context menu. It is also possible that you have some option checked in the KDE control center which sets this as default.

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Old 08-15-2003, 09:30 PM   #4
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You could try a sliding panel and see how you like it. Go into the control center and click on Desktop->Panels->Hiding Then set Hide automatically.

If you don't like it you can set the panel back to fixed.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:09 AM   #5
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Mandrake9.1 comes with KDE 3.1.0, and there is an obvious option to simple turn this feature off. In the KDE Control Centre, go to LookNFeel, Taskbar, and deselect the top check box.
 
  


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