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Re: [kde-linux] How do I disable the popup which appears when I change workspaces?




Mun Johl posted on Fri, 03 Apr 2015 09:36:06 -0700 as excerpted:

> On Thu, Apr 02, 2015 at 07:40 PM PDT, Duncan wrote:
> D> Mun Johl posted on Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:46:41 -0700 as excerpted:
> D>
> D> > My Platform:
> D> >    CentOS release 6.4 (Final)
> D> >    Qt: 4.6.2 KDE: 4.3.4 (KDE 4.3.4)
> D> >
> D> > I would like to disable the popup that appears every time I change
> D> > from one workspace to another.

> D> Disabling those popups should be possible, and is /definitely/
> D> possible in current kde4 (4.14.6 with 4.11.17 plasma, on qt 4.8.6)
> D> but that version of kde4 is so old (over half a decade), that I'm not
> D> sure how well the below instructions translate

> Unfortunately, I don't have any control regarding the software updates.
> 
> D> KDE system settings, workspace appearance and behavior, workspace
> D> behavior, virtual desktops.  It will default to the desktops tab. 
> D> Change to the switching tab.

> It appears I am out of luck.  I don't have the exact hierarchy as you
> describe, but I did find some Window and Desktop Switching Effects
> controls under "Desktop Effects".  However, there is a note on that page
> stating that "Compositing is not supported on your system."  Thus, all
> of the settings are grayed out.

Look around a bit more, desktop effects is a different control panel 
applet than I was referring to, and while the lack of OpenGL support on 
your system does disable most desktop effects, and with them the 
animation option I mentioned, it obviously doesn't disable the popup 
you're trying to be rid of, or it wouldn't be there to get rid of!

So look around, the applet I mentioned won't be where I said due to the 
age of your system, but it should be there, and IIRC, it contained the 
option to disable that popup even back then.  You just have to find the 
right applet.


Another way to go about it would be to try this.  Open a konsole 
commandline window and type into it:

kcmshell4 --list

That should output a whole list of the available kde control panel 
modules.  With a bit of luck, the "desktop" module will be on that list.

Assuming it is, try this:

kcmshell4 desktop

Here, that gets me the two tabs as described in my original reply, 
desktop (the default) and switching.  If it gets you the same thing, as I 
said, the options you're looking for /should/ be on the switching tab.  
That is of course hoping that they simply changed the control panel 
applet order order in kde system settings, and that the settings are on 
that panel in or old version as in mine, even if the panel itself is in a 
different place in kde system settings.

-- 
Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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