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September 18, 2011

How to set different backgrounds for each desktop in KDE 4.6.5

Filed under: Computer Tips,Linux/Unix Related,Tech Related — Suramya @ 11:59 PM

I have talked about How to set different backgrounds for each desktop in KDE4 in a previous post. However in KDE 4.6.5 the previous steps no longer work, so posting the new steps to get different backgrounds in KDE:

  • Click on the ‘Start Menu’ (The K at the bottom Right of the screen)
  • Click on ‘System Settings’ under the Settings menu
  • Double Click on the ‘Workspace Behavior’ under the “Workspace Appearance and Behavior” section
  • Check the “Different widgets for each desktop”
  • Click Apply

That’s it. Now you can change the wallpaper by Right clicking on the desktop and selecting ‘Desktop Settings’. Its good to know that the KDE Developers paid attention to complaints that the users made about their software and addressed it.

– Suramya


  1. That is fine for most distros how do you do it using the command line? like when that option is not displayed on the GUI?

    Comment by Joe — February 15, 2016 @ 6:15 AM

  2. Not sure how to do it from the command prompt as I never had the issue of the option not showing in the GUI. What version of KDE are you using? Keep in mind that this post is about 5 years old and things are done differently in KDE5.

    – Suramya

    Comment by Suramya — February 20, 2016 @ 12:34 AM

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