"Add to Desktop" doesn't work if "different widgets" enabled

Bug #648155 reported by Paul Abrahams on 2010-09-26
This bug affects 1 person
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kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: plasma-desktop

If I open the K menu, right-click on an application, and select "Add to Desktop", it appears that nothing is being added to the desktop. But in fact the correct item is being added -- to a different desktop! In other words, if I choose "Add to Desktop" while running on Desktop 7, the icon I chose shows up on Desktop 2!!! On this particular system, the icons always land on Desktop 2, but on another system running the same Kubuntu version, the icons land on Desktop 1.

This only happens if "Different widgets for each desktop" is selected -- but of course, that's what I need if I want different backgrounds for different desktops.

Until recently I did not seem to have this problem, so I think it's the result of an update, but I can't say which update. The evidence for that is that some desktops other than #2 have icons that I put there previously but can no longer put there.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: kdebase-plasma (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-25.43-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-25-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Sep 26 09:58:28 2010
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100427)
SourcePackage: kdebase

Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Hi there!

Thanks for reporting this bug! Your bug seems to be a problem with the KDE program itself, and not with our KDE packages. While we appreciate your issue, it would be better if it was tracked at https://bugs.kde.org, so that the KDE developers can deal with this speedily and have direct communication with you as the reporter for more effective debugging.


Changed in kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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