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Old 08-29-2003, 09:33 AM   #1
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Changing virtual desktops in Mandrake KDE


I just switched to Mandrake 9.1 last night after several months of frustration with slackware 9.0 and I'm already much happier. Many things that never worked on slackware, worked right away on mandrake. For example, in slackware, whenever I started XMMS, it would hang for several minutes before starting up an mp3. Seems to work perfectly with mandrake. Also getting video files to work for the first time. I haven't had much opportunity to play around with mandrake yet, but I will report what else I find as I go along.

Here's one question:
The default arrangement for virtual desktops in Mandrake KDE is four desktops in a horizontal line, one after the next. Is there any way to arrange them differently. I'd like them to form a box, two on top, two below. Does anyone here know how to do this?

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you can sort of do it by changing the size of the panel. it's hit and miss though.
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Changing the size of the panel?!? It sounds like some seriously silly programming that would tie the arrangement of virtual desktops to the size of the panel. My panel is indeed half the width of the one I had in KDE on slackware which let me arrange them how I wanted them. I'll try this out and let you know what happened, but I still am curious to know if there is some more reliable and intuitive way to do this.
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Here you go

Go to Control Center/Configuration/Control center. When the screen comes up click to expand "look n feel" then Panels. You'll have to play around to get it to look like you want.
Also note that you can have more than four desktops if you want. I have eight.

Hope this helps.



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