MoreDesk: Cloning Backdrops

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When you extend your desk space, by adding more rows and columns of desktops, you may find that you want to copy the pinboard or backdrop image from one of your existing desktops into a new desktop. In the examples below, we add a new row of desktops above the initial two.

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Start the configuration plug-in

Click on the first tab, which has a little monitor as an icon, (see the diagram below) and add an additional row of desktops ‘above’. Then click on the “Save” button.

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Adding a row of desktops

Note: if you get an error like “One or more windows have been left in an unreachable position” you should read the advice on this page . You will now see a new row of blank desktops above the current two.

In this example, we clone the backdrop from the bottom-right desktop by opening the menu over the desktop we're copying (with the middle mouse button) and by selecting “Clone->Copy backdrop”.

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The “Clone” menu

Once copied, you can open the menu again over another desktop (the top-left one in this example). Then select “Clone->Paste backdrop” to paste it into that desktop. Note: you don't have to be in the desktop to paste a backdrop or pinboard to it.

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Paste a backdrop

Once pasted, MoreDesk will update the stored information for that desktop and update the main window to reflect the new backdrop selection. Note: this may take a few seconds.

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The copied backdrop is pasted

The process for copying and pasting sets of pinboard icons is essentially the same. There are some caveats though; MoreDesk does not reflect pinboard icons in its main window and iconised windows cannot be associated with any specific desktop.


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