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Hi Everyone: I have been using linux for quite some time now. Recently I have shifted from GNOME desktop environment to KDE. I have a query related to this KDE ...
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    Question KDE: How to keep windows on one desktop not to appear on others?


    Hi Everyone:

    I have been using linux for quite some time now. Recently I have shifted from GNOME desktop environment to KDE. I have a query related to this KDE environment.

    Actually, in GNOME when we open a number of windows on one desktop and then shift to another, then those windows or programs do not show at the bottom task bar. If we have to use one of those opened programs we have to go back to their respective desktops.

    However, in KDE all the windows, opened in different desktops, keeps on showing in the task bar of the current desktop. Is there any way through which I can change this behavior? As I want the windows to appear on their respective desktops only.

    Regards,
    Ehsan ul haq

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    Try right clicking the task bar and configure panel / Taskbar

    you should see a:

    show windows from all desktops

    Deselect that
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    Quote Originally Posted by twoHats View Post
    Try right clicking the task bar and configure panel / Taskbar

    you should see a:

    show windows from all desktops

    Deselect that
    Actually, I think the poster was interested in keeping the processes from showing on the task bar. I haven't been able to determine how to do that, and I'm not sure I would want to. The process window itself will not show on more than one desktop unless you right click on the task bar tab or the process title bar and specify to show on all desktops.

    Edit: Oh, never mind. You are correct. If you select the Taskbar form from the panel configurer and uncheck "Show windows from all desktops", then only the applications in each desktop will show up in the taskbar.
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    Hi twoHats & Rubberman:

    Thanks guys for saving me from this miserable working environment. Rubberman actually twoHats told me exactly what I was looking for and it solved my problem . Thanks again to both of you for your time and effort.

    I have one query though, just for general knowledge. In Configure Task Manager - Filter, there are following two options given

    1. Only show tasks from current desktop
    2. Only show tasks from current screen


    I was wondering what's the difference between the two. Any bright ideas guys!

    Thanks again,
    Ehsan ul haq

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    Screens

    Hello ehsanulhaq - you may have more than one monitor (screen) configured...

    The environment gets better with use. I personally believe that Video configuration is one of the weakest links.
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    I think that #2 is for when you have a dual monitor setup.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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