The future of virtual desktops

Jeffery MacEachern j.maceachern at
Fri Feb 25 09:15:00 CET 2011

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 22:56, Tomaz Canabrava <tcanabrava at> wrote:
> Kun Zhang, actually windows are managed by virtual desktops in kde 4.6

Er, I think you meant to say "windows are managed by Activities in 4.6"?

Anyhow, to elaborate on what I think you meant, you can use the
"Activities" submenu on the window title menu to change the activity
associations. Most applications behave quite nicely. One notable
exception is Firefox; if you have Firefox windows in different
activities, when Firefox is restarted (say, after all of those
activities have been stopped and then started again), all of the
windows will open in one activity. I don't know what the plans are for
this sort of thing, but overall, it works well already.

 - Jeffery MacEachern

> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 3:18 AM, Martin Gräßlin <mgraesslin at> wrote:
> >
> > ----- Ursprüngliche Mitteilung -----
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> > snip
> >> What I want to know is the following: Are there any plans or outlines
> >> regarding how to proceed with virtual desktop (and activities)? Are they
> >> documented somewhere?
> > There are no plans to change anything about virtual desktops. As Aaron wrote they are orthogonal to activities. So the introduction of activities does not change anything about vds.
> >>
> >> If not, this thread can serve as a place for discussing this.
> > I don't think that there is anything which needs to be discussed except the greener shade of our bike shed.
> >
> > Cheers
> > Martin
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