FYI: Linux Mint KDE Plasma 5 get different wallpapers per virtual desktop

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FYI: Linux Mint KDE Plasma 5 get different wallpapers per virtual desktop

Postby phd21 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:44 pm

Hello Everyone,

FYI: Linux Mint KDE Plasma 5 get different wallpapers per virtual desktop using the "wallpaperswitcher" utility.

Like most KDE users one of the big issues with the new Plasma 5 in Linux Mint 18.x is that you no longer have the ability to have different wallpapers and different widgets and icons per virtual desktop without using KDE "Actvities".

Now thanks to Jonathan Marten, there is a utility to let Linux Mint 18.x KDE users have different wallpapers per virtual desktop.

Jonathan Marten's GitHub website for this utility called "wallpaperswitcher".
https://github.com/martenjj/wallpaperswitch

To install this using their instructions (compile source code), open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one: Click "Select All" above command, right click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste (or Shift+Insert), repeat for each command.

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sudo apt install build-essential extra-cmake-modules libkf5crash-dev


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git clone https://github.com/martenjj/wallpaperswitch.git

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cd wallpaperswitch

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mkdir build

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cd build

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cmake ..

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make

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sudo make install



Optional: I have never created a ".deb" installation file from source code until today, but here is a link to the 64-bit Linux ".deb" installation file I created from this source code which I think can be used to install this, if it works...
https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZUGXy7ZnJSiBP9No5pylSxcbNdamBE9QXlX


Plasma 5 Issues link
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=341143#c212

Hope this helps ...

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Re: FYI: Linux Mint KDE Plasma 5 get different wallpapers per virtual desktop

Postby k-314 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:34 am

Missing that feature was one of the reasons, I did switch to Xfce from years on KDE.

But now I stay!
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8GB DDR2-800, SSD 60GB, HDD 2TB, 250GB. Linux Mint 18.2 - Xfce


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