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Old 09-06-2009, 04:16 AM   #1
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Switching between activities in kde4


I have just worked out how to set up new desktop activities in kde4. I can switch between the activities using the activity widget. However the activity widget does not work well.

If I have the widget on the panel then it takes up far too much room. If I have it on the desktop then I need a widget on each activity desktop. This shows the button that was last pressed on that widget, not the global state of the activities. For instance if I am in Activity1 and click activity2 I go to activity2. When I go back to activity1 the activity2 button is still highlighted and to go back to activity2 I have to click on activity1 and then again on activity2.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 06:23 AM   #2
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There are supposed to be shortcuts to switch among activities. But the ones from the Plasma handbook didn't work when I tested it.
Ctrl+[
Ctrl+]

It may depend on the version of KDE4 you have.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 09:22 AM   #3
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What I have done is create a small panel at the top with the activity widget on it. That seems to work OK.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 12:18 PM   #4
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By the way, if you don't use activities, you can change from "Desktop" to "Plain Desktop" to make the Cashew in the corner go away.

I just went the other way on my netbook.
 
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I just upgraded from KDE 4.1 to 4.3. There is an "Activity Bar" widget you can use to easily switch between activities.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 01:48 PM   #6
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We know that. It is the wy that it works which was the problem but which I think I have solved.
 
  


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