On LXDE, right clicking on the DesktopPager icon gives the option to increase the number of desktops. But it's blanked out on RPDT, any idea why?
Confirmed, installing obconf and the option works fine.
OK, so I added "Desktop Pager" to my panel (menu bar) and that worked. Then I saw that "Desktop Pager Settings" was greyed out (as is noted upthread). So, I did "apt-get install obconf" and, as if by magic, it is no longer greyed out. However, clicking it is a no-op. I assume it is supposed to bring up some kind of config menu/tool, right?
This is an ongoing bug that happened in Stretch and probably Jessie or before.tcornall wrote: ↑Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:54 pmHa! At first I thought Buster had 'busted' multiple desktops because although I could see that I had 4 desktops when I ran obconf -> Desktops (either from a terminal or after adding it to preferences menu via menu editor) there was no pager in the taskbar and trying to move a window to another desktop only gave me a choice of 1 not 4. So I added a pager widget via right-click on taskbar-> panel settings->add. But there was still only one pager showing. It wasn't until I went back to obconf->desktops and hit the + button to add a 5th desktop that suddenly 5 pagers showed on the taskbar, then hit '-' and one disappeared leaving 4 as initially expected. Looks like a initial settings bug to me. Anyway, now I have 4 desktops and can move windows between them and am happy-ish. Still, that's an hour of my life I'll never get back...
See also the "It's okay that Raspbian — unlike any other Linux distro — completely resets user preferences whenever we feel like it" accessibility issue.
It's not really whenever we feel like it, but rather, whenever we cannot think of a sane way of retaining settings, when code underneath changes, either through upstream code changes or our own.scruss wrote: ↑Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:24 amSee also the "It's okay that Raspbian — unlike any other Linux distro — completely resets user preferences whenever we feel like it" accessibility issue.
I work in assistive technology. The Raspberry Pi could own the adaptive desktop world: it's got way more power than some of the very expensive specialist computers used in the field at 1% of the price. But the desktop interface has to be painstakingly customized for every individual user when you're dealing with assistive tech. The reverting desktop means it's something we can't even look at.
The "we don't support it" argument is bogus. No other disto has to "support it", it just works as is, no modifications or "support" needed. One can only conclude that the Raspbian ui mods are doing something wrong that breaks it.
Beware, challenging the "temple of raspberrypi-ui-mods" is something that got me a month in the cooler this time last year.
And the bit about fixing it if it is indeed broken by something we did? If the above statement is true, then it sounds like it will get fixed.
If I recall correctly, it was threats of violence (although meant in jest).DougieLawson wrote: Beware, challenging the "temple of raspberrypi-ui-mods" is something that got me a month in the cooler this time last year.