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Re: Multiple Desktops vs Single Desktop

#61 Postby Eadwine Rose » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:32 am

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chippy52 wrote:>> I am unable to lock applications to show in just one activity as shown by richb. They show in the task bar on all activities.

Same here, and that is on a basic clean install.

Upgrading PROPER to 4.6.5 helped, I have an option now when I right click on the taskbar, task manager settings, general, and in the bottom under filters check "only show tasks from the current activity".

Sorted, in my case.
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Re: Multiple Desktops vs Single Desktop

#62 Postby richb » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:53 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Eadwine Rose wrote:
chippy52 wrote:>> I am unable to lock applications to show in just one activity as shown by richb. They show in the task bar on all activities.

Same here, and that is on a basic clean install.

Upgrading PROPER to 4.6.5 helped, I have an option now when I right click on the taskbar, task manager settings, general, and in the bottom under filters check "only show tasks from the current activity".

Sorted, in my case.

Ahh that must be the setting that gives that functionality. I never looked there.
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Re: Multiple Desktops vs Single Desktop

#63 Postby chippy52 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:19 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Eadwine Rose wrote:
chippy52 wrote:>> I am unable to lock applications to show in just one activity as shown by richb. They show in the task bar on all activities.

Same here, and that is on a basic clean install.

Upgrading PROPER to 4.6.5 helped, I have an option now when I right click on the taskbar, task manager settings, general, and in the bottom under filters check "only show tasks from the current activity".

Sorted, in my case.


Thanks for the info. After posting I did some poking around & happened to find those settings. Will keep working on it. I installed the desktop icon that Danum posted, but now every time I reboot extra activities have been added to the activities tray. Will remove the executable to see if it fixes that problem.
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Re: Multiple Desktops vs Single Desktop

#64 Postby chippy52 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:04 pm

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I have since taken a snapshot of the problem I mentioned in my last post. I also looked in my .kde/share/apps folder and there is a plasma-desktop folder ( which does not exist in other installs ) and see an activities folder. There are 55 entries in this folder. I only set up 2 activities. Can this be deleted or reset?
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Re: Multiple Desktops vs Single Desktop

#65 Postby richb » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:37 pm

chippy52 wrote:
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I have since taken a snapshot of the problem I mentioned in my last post. I also looked in my .kde/share/apps folder and there is a plasma-desktop folder ( which does not exist in other installs ) and see an activities folder. There are 55 entries in this folder. I only set up 2 activities. Can this be deleted or reset?

I had the same problem with Mepis 8.5 but not Mepis 11.0. That is multiple activities would appear with each boot. Never ddid solve the problem. You can delete the activities individually, but they will probably just keep multiplying.
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Re: Multiple Desktops vs Single Desktop

#66 Postby chippy52 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:29 pm

Thats exactly what I found. I have now renamed the activities folder >>rebooted >>opened activities task bar >> deleted all entries apart from my desktop >> rebooted >>went to the plasma-desktop folder >>a new activities folder had been created which I then deleted >>rebooted >> checked that the folder had not reappeared. We now have an empty activities folder & task bar. Time to start over again.
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Re: Multiple Desktops vs Single Desktop

#67 Postby Danum » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:49 pm

Following from your post chippy52, I did a clean install Mepis 11 32 bit and added 3 activities, ran then rebooted shutdown and restarted no problems,
upgraded the system, rebooted and an extra activity had been added, making 4, deleted the one that had been added, rebooted etc etc no problems still have 3, so it looks like something is changed with the upgrade,
will look further later today, it is 2.45 am here and time for some bed.
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Re: Multiple Desktops vs Single Desktop

#68 Postby Danum » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:23 pm

A warning, do NOT try to run Activities in Mepis 8.5 or a default Mepis 11.0 install, or you will end up with irreversible problems,
If you want to use activities upgrade to KDE 4.6, and then there are no problems.
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Re: Multiple Desktops vs Single Desktop

#69 Postby Jerry3904 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:34 pm

You feel confident enough about that so I can put the warning into the Manual?
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Re: Multiple Desktops vs Single Desktop

#70 Postby Danum » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:12 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:You feel confident enough about that so I can put the warning into the Manual?

If I did not feel confident about it I would not have posted the warning in the first place, activities in Mepis 4.5 is the same as it in KDE4.3 all they have done is bumped the version number up to make it compatible with 4.5.
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