can't switch off virtual display switch applet

Werner LEMBERG wl at
Fri May 22 06:26:21 BST 2009

>> I've just upgraded with the latest openSuSE packages to KDE 4.2.86
>> `release 125', and now I get a centered, big applet if I switch
>> virtual displays (either with the mouse or with keyboard shutcuts).
>> I have expected that this is either a mini program or a new feature
>> of the virtual desktop switcher mini program.  Apparently, it is
>> neither of them.  Any idea how I can switch off this thing or how
>> to configure it?  For me, it is very annoying since it stays far
>> too long on the desktop.
> I think you are going to have to give us a hint about specifically
> what the "big applet" is.

If I switch desktops, for about a second a centered window pops up,
showing the movement (with large blue arrows) and the target desktop
within a symbolic image of all virtual desktops.  Since I regularly
use desktop switching for blinking comparison of images of font
renderings (I'm a FreeType developer), this centered windows prevents
comparison of the covered screen portion.  Besides this, it drives me
really crazy.

> Other than that, if 4.2.3 is available from OpenSuSE, I would
> suggest that you update.

Even then I would be glad to know how this applet is called, and how I
can control this.

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