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Bug#229554: kicker: taskbar shows windows from all desktops by default

Package: kicker
Version: 4:3.1.5-1
Severity: minor

When I delete my .kde and .kderc configurations, I get one in which
the setting for Control Panel | Desktop | Taskbar is "show windows
from all desktops".

I believe this is kicker's department; if not, please redirect

There are two problems.

First, this behavior  flatly contradicts the tooltip hint for that
item, which says "By default, the taskbar will only show windows that
are on the current desktop."  At a minimum, the tip needs to be

Second, the actual default behavior is, I think, likely to be
confusing to novices in particular, as one can get relocated to a
different desktop without realizing it.  (Novices probably should only
have a single desktop, but that's a separate issue).

Also, I don't personally like the behavior.  So I changed it back.
But I'm filing the bug for those that follow.

The kde lists have had some recent discussion about changing the
default settings for some items; perhaps this is one that got caught
in the confusion.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux wheat 2.4.21advncdfs #1 Wed Sep 17 22:06:42 PDT 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US

Versions of packages kicker depends on:
ii  kdebase-data                4:3.1.5-1    KDE Base (shared data)
ii  kdelibs4                    4:3.1.5-1    KDE core libraries
ii  libart-2.0-2                2.3.16-1     Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libaudio2                   1.6b-1       The Network Audio System (NAS). (s
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-10 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libfam0c102                 2.6.10-6     client library to control the FAM 
ii  libfontconfig1              2.2.1-13     generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6                2.1.7-1.1    FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1                     1:3.3.2-4    GCC support library
ii  libkonq4                    4:3.1.5-1    Core libraries for KDE's file mana
ii  libpng12-0            PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3c102-mt               3:3.2.3-2    Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libstdc++5                  1:3.3.2-4    The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libxcursor1                 1.0.2-4      X Cursor management library
ii  libxft2                     2.1.2-5      FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxrender1                 0.8.3-5      X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  xlibmesa3-gl [libgl1]       4.2.1-12.1   Mesa 3D graphics library [XFree86]
ii  xlibs                       4.2.1-12.1   X Window System client libraries
ii  zlib1g                      1:1.2.1-3    compression library - runtime

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