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Old 01-16-2008, 11:22 PM   #1
jktw072811
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multiple desktops


Hey all,

I am trying to get my multiple desktops working to what I think is properly. I have simplymepis 6.5 and after I installed it there was only one desktop. No biggie I thought went into the desktop right clicked to go to configure desktop. I selected 4 desktops and hit apply and then enter. Nothing show up anywhere. I am expecting to have 4 boxes on my control panel numbered 1 2 3 and 4 so I can choose one but there is nothing. What am I doing wrong?

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Old 01-16-2008, 11:26 PM   #2
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You have to add the desktop switcher to the panel.
rt-click the panel, add item ...
 
Old 01-16-2008, 11:26 PM   #3
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It doesn't seem like you are doing anything wrong. Have you tried logging out of KDE and back in again?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 10:55 PM   #4
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Reddazz yes I had tried with no success, but thank you.

Simon I was able to get what i was looking for with your suggestion. It took me a little bit of exploration to find what you were talking about but at least I found it.

Thank you both for the help.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 11:31 PM   #5
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Well done - with only one default desktop, there is no need for the switcher applet. There are quite a lot of applets for the panel, explore more have fun.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 10:07 AM   #6
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In case it will make it easier for anyone -- the "desktop switcher" is called "Desktop Preview & Pager" in the KDE "Add Applet" menu/dialog. To find/open it, right (i.e. secondary) click on an empty part of the Panel & (primary) click "Add Applet to Panel...", it's the 5th one down in "Add Applet".


Terminology lesson for the recent "refugee":
  • "Panel" is Linux term for what M$ calls the "Taskbar".
  • In Linux "Taskbar" means only the part of the Panel w/ the buttons for running windows.
  • In KDE (only) the Panel is also called the "Kicker".
 
Old 01-20-2008, 05:55 AM   #7
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thanks arch,

that is pretty much what I had to do and what I meant by exploration in my post. You said it much better. I guess I thought I was the only one who had problems there but probably not. I should have presented a better post back with what i had to do the accomplish the multiple desktops. Again thank you for the great follow up support.
 
  


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