|| ||Gnome Backgrounds, workspace specific|
|| ||Wed, 8 Dec 2004 17:35:22 -0800 (PST)|
I'm a bit of a long-time Linux user and have come really like Gnome
because it is clean, fast and just plain looks and works well. There is
one feature in it that I personally really would like to see however,
workspace specific backgrounds instead of the one background for all
In researching how to do it I find that it apparently can not be done.
Nautilus, which handles the backgrounds, does not have that capability.
There probably is some technical reason, bloat, difficulty or something as
to why it can't. And I'd really like to know what it is.
And how many people really would like this feature.
For me it has resulted in probably 40 hours of my life searching for a way
to make it happen as it is the only thing I don't like about Gnome. Yes, I
tried KDE, which by the way, can do this, but to me it's just not as clean
and nice. Yes, I probably could spend the hours learning to customize it
and make it that way as it is pretty much infinitely customizable, but
quite frankly, I have no desire to spend more hours learning about and
customizing KDE to look like Gnome, which is what I would be trying to
accomplish. What I really want is Gnome to do this.
I am willing to spend money to make this happen. I am wondering if we the
users who would like this can make it happen. I would like to propose that
we who want this funtionality each send $5.00 US to the developer who, or
developers who provide it for us. I'm sure that there are at least 1000
users willing to provide 5 dollars each to get this functionality,
probably more. I personally will send $20. It is definitely worth that to
me, actually it's worth more but I think if enough of us are willing to
send a small amount it will add up to a large sum and somebody will do it
It as a side effect, will change the development model slightly, it will
set a precedent of how a group of users can influence a project to satisfy
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