Setting up virtual desktops in KDE

Virtual desktops in KDE

Virtual desktops are a feature that some users tend to ignore, considering that they have several Workspaces available is something unnecessary, however, after trying the advantages, after a while it becomes indispensable.

In this post we will see how to add and remove virtual desktops in KDE, a desktop environment with many options waiting to be configured by users. Increase or decrease the amount of virtual desktops in KDE It is not difficult at all, on the contrary, it is enough to establish the number of virtual desktops that we want to have in the configuration module .

To open it we execute «virtual desktops» from Locker (Alt + F2).

The following window will open:

Virtual desktops in Kubuntu

The fields that we can configure speak for themselves. In option Number of desks we establish the amount of virtual desktops that we want to have at our disposal; in Number of rows we set the number of rows in which the desktops will be displayed; the option Different graphic components for each desktop allows us to have, or not, different plasmoids in each work area.

Further down, in the section Desktop names, we can establish custom names for each of our virtual desktops.

Then there is the tab Gears:

Workspaces in KDE

In the Gears We can change, for redundancy, the way of navigation - cyclical or not - animation when switching from one desktop to another. There is also a section to establish keyboard shortcuts for each desktop and switching between them, plus an option to activate the information on the screen.

Once we have configured everything according to our needs, we simply have to accept the changes made, which will take effect immediately.

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  1.   Oscar I said

    2 is enough for me !!

  2.   Felipe said

    Excellent. I used to do it with Compiz and I really liked it. I didn't know how to do it with KDE alone. Now I have it configured. Thanks!