Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 18:00 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces A long time ago, we asked everyone to show their desktops, and we figured it would be nice, on this (for me) cold and dreary Monday to do that all over again, over two years later. The questions remain the same: cluttered or clean? Icons or no icons? Dual or single panel layout in GNOME? How free-form is your Plasma desktop? Are there any real computer users in here (as in, using CDE)? Read on for my own two desktops.
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my two current plasma "activities"
by jmcnaught on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 08:19 UTC
jmcnaught
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2008-04-17

With KDE 4.2 I've got two desktops, or "activities" as they're called in some places.

http://imagebin.ca/view/RJpIbQk.html
http://imagebin.ca/view/eRGbmYl.html

I really like Plasma. I like having different desktops, I like being able to mix up folderviews, and I like the flexibility of the picture frame plasmoid. With picture frames it's a lot easier to compose your desktop.

I also recently used a plasma activity containment for files relevant to a particular project. It makes a lot of sense for me to have the files relevant to what you're working on available on the desktop.

What I'd really like to see for Plasma is: 1. easier to find/edit hotkeys for switching desktop activities; 2. clarify the name scheme.. sometimes it's called a desktop, sometimes an activity; 3. provide an optional way of tying plasma desktops to the traditional virtual desktops provided by the window manager.

Edited 2009-02-03 08:34 UTC

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