Bug 20246 - Cannot place different widgets to different activities
Summary: Cannot place different widgets to different activities
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: KDE maintainers
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Blocks: 17523
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Reported: 2017-02-05 16:05 CET by Ulrich Beckmann
Modified: 2017-04-03 12:29 CEST (History)
1 user (show)

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Source RPM: plasma-desktop-5.8.5-2.mga6
Status comment:


Description Ulrich Beckmann 2017-02-05 16:05:59 CET
Description of problem:
It is no longer possible to place widgets separately to activities. Thus Activities in Plasma are no longer usable.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
I use Application Launcher as a menu. Drag and drop a menu entry to the Plasma Desktop. No matter if you copy or link the entry to the desktop, the widget appears on both existing activities. If you then right click on the widget, you get a contextual menu with the entry "Activities". Here you can link or unlink the widget to each activity. This configuration seem to have no effect at all. The handling of the Plasma desktop has changed recently, see https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19908#c9

Ulrich Beckmann
Ulrich Beckmann 2017-02-05 16:07:41 CET

Assignee: bugsquad => kde

Ulrich Beckmann 2017-02-25 18:04:12 CET

Blocks: (none) => 17523

Comment 1 Nicolas Lécureuil 2017-03-14 17:28:30 CET
is it still valid with plasma 5.8.6 ?

CC: (none) => mageia

Comment 2 Ulrich Beckmann 2017-03-16 09:54:22 CET
(In reply to Nicolas Lécureuil from comment #1)
> is it still valid with plasma 5.8.6 ?

Yes, it is.
I tested the issue in other distributions:
Fedora 25: workspace 5.8.6 framework 5.31.0 - same issue.
openSUSE 42.2: workspace 5.8.3 framework 5.27.0,
KaOS Linux: workspace 5.9.3 framework 5.32.0 - work as expected.
Comment 3 Ulrich Beckmann 2017-03-29 17:27:47 CEST
I finally found out what is the crucial configuration:
When you right click on the desktop, are there 2 options under 
Configure Desktop -> Wallpapers -> Layout:
"Desktop" and "Folder View". 

When selecting "Desktop" you will get the old behaviour including the side bar 
to each widget.
If you still  want the Folder View and its icons, you should drag the widget 
named "Folder View" on to the desktop. So I resume that one should select the 
layout "Desktop" for each activity to use Plasma activities effectively.
IMHO that should be the default configuration.


Resolution: (none) => FIXED

Comment 4 Ulrich Beckmann 2017-04-03 12:29:45 CEST
Changed status to worksforme, as there is now visible fix.


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