This is a wallpaper plugin that actually maps a huge image on multiple virtual desktops, so it seems as if you had one wallpaper per virtual desktop, for those who do not want to maintain activities.
-- CHANGES --
0.8.1: Fixed some rather stupid bug that caused strange mapping on non-quadratic grids
-- BUILDING --
- Make sure you have kde development packages installed (Tested on KDE 4.5.5)
- Unpack the archive and cd to the mappedimage-folder
- mkdir build
- cd build
- cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr
- sudo make install
You may have to run kbuildsycoca4 or restart plasma-desktop to select the plugin.
-- CONFIGURING --
You can only select an image and enable a more or less (okay, less...) nice slidig animation.
-- RESTRICTIONS, PLEASE READ --
The selected image must be EXACTLY as big as all the virtual desktops together. Which means, if you have a screen resolution of 800x600 and a 3x2 grid of virtual desktops, your image MUST have 2400x1200 pixels.
-- PROBLEMS --
The animation simply sucks if you have the gliding windows-effect enabled. It would be aaaaaawesome if anyone could replace it by some nice fade effect. I simply don't know how to do it.
The configuration dialog has a bug I didn't get rid of: The KURLRequester is too wide. I'm searching for a solution.
When using the cube or the desktop grid, the different wallpapers do NOT show up. This still *only* works when using activities.
When you change your virtual desktops or the screen resolution, you have to restart the desktop and select a new image. That's annoying, I'll probably fix it some time.