Move window to this or all desktop

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Wed Mar 1 07:29:36 GMT 2017

Klaus Vink Slott posted on Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:30:50 +0100 as excerpted:

> Hi - I need a little help with this:
> I use 4 virtual desktops and often pulls a windows from another desktop
> to the currently active one. But lately - it took a while before I
> realized that I did not just hit the wrong menu item - when I right
> click on the program in the taskbar and select "Move to desktop" it
> makes no difference if I select "Move to this" or "Move to all" (reverse
> translated from Danish). The selected window/program always ends up on
> all desktops.
> I would like to confirm if this is a generic bug, I see it on al my
> machines, but then again: They are all on ore or less the same version
> and I have not found any bug reports on this issue.
> OS: openSUSE Leap 42.2 KDE: 4.14.25

I'm not familiar enough with OpenSuSE's versioning to have a clue what 
that actually means in terms of dates or how it maps to upstream kde 
releases, but FWIW...

KDE 4, as a whole and as a desktop environment, has been out of support 
upstream kde support for awhile now, tho kdelibs continues to be 
supported in deep maintenance mode, generally only bugfixes, for the 
numbers of kde4-based applications that don't have frameworks-5 ported 
versions yet.  And of course those applications, tho fewer over time, 
continue to be supported, with a proposed kdelibs4 deep maintenance mode 
cutoff of sometime next year (2018), IIRC.

So if that kde 4.14.25, which seems to be the kdelibs version (I have 
kdelibs 4.14.28 installed here, gentoo with the gentoo/kde overlay and 
live-git frameworks/plasma/apps, but still release kdelibs4), is indeed 
correct for your plasma desktop as well, and you're not actually running 
a plasma5 desktop, then it would seem your desktop is out of upstream kde 
support range, and you'll need to get support from your distro.

OTOH, that kdelibs version isn't /too/ far behind, and it's possible 
you're actually running plasma5.  What does plasmashell --version 
report?  (If you don't have a plasmashell command, only plasma-desktop, 
then you are indeed running a plasma4 desktop, but plasmashell indicates 
a plasma5 version of some sort, since it's a plasma5 binary.)

Meanwhile, as I said I'm running live-git plasma5 here, tho not updated 
since the 6th, with plasmashell --version reporting 5.9.90.

I don't actually run a taskbar at all, so I can't confirm behavior with 
it, but I do use multiple virtual desktops, and both the task switcher 
(alt-tab...) and task list (desktop menu task switcher option) switch to 
the appropriate desktops when I select an app on them.  Then, with the 
appropriate app active, I can either title-bar-scroll to move it to a 
different desktop, or hit the appropriate hotkey to move it to whatever 
desktop.  Those functions work as expected, but as I said, I don't use a 
taskbar here, so can't confirm either way what its behavior is.

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