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Wallpaper Switcher for KDE Plasma 5

Wallpaper Switcher for KDE Plasma 5

One of the changes to the Plasma workspace in Plasma 5 (based on KDE Frameworks 5) is that the option of having separate Plasma widgets on each virtual desktop is now gone. This is unfortunate, because one useful side effect of being able to do that was the ability to have different desktop backgrounds (wallpaper) on different virtual desktops, so proving a useful visual cue as to the desktop currently displayed.

The most relevant KDE bug is https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=341143

The position of the Plasma developers, as stated in the evaluation of that bug, is that there have been major architectural changes within Plasma and at the moment the option is not available, with no simple way to bring it back. It has been acknowledged as an omission and is currently being worked on. Please be considerate to the developers and refrain from commenting on this bug unless you really do have a useful contribution to make to the discussion.

This little system tray application attempts to being back the ability to have different wallpapers on different virtual desktops, pending the feature being reintroduced into Plasma. It allows a wallpaper image file to be configured for each virtual desktop, and will change the background when the virtual desktop changes. It does this by changing the wallpaper slideshow image available, so there is some Plasma configuration needed in order to use it. See below for instructions on how to do that.

Source Files

Filename Size Changed Actions
_service 272 Bytes Download File
plasma5-wallpaperswitch.spec 792 Bytes Download File

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