A few days ago, I wrote a little how-to on my website about getting “multiple desktops” back on KDE. Since version 3.2 came out, the functionality where you could “log on as another user” from the “K” menu or from a locked desktop has bee removed. Well, not actually. Its just been turned off by default. So, after a lot of googling, I found out how at a website maintained for a Red Hat developer/tweaker. He explained what to do for Red Hat. I have adapted his tip to be a bit more general (but a bit Gentoo specific) so more people can enjoy this feature.
In case you don’t know what I am talking about, this feature is like Windows XP’s “Desktop Switching”. Since I didn’t come up with the idea, but merely adapted it for use on more modern distros than it was originally written for, I have tried to give proper credit for the tip to the author. I emailed him, letting him know he had been quoted, but I have not received a response. Thus, I assume everything’s either being ignored, or I have given proper credit.;-) Regardless, I may be bringing this to a larger community and posting it as a how-to at Linuxquestions so I want to be sure its right. After this intro, perhaps I’d better give you the link. Here’s the way to retreive “desktop switching” in KDE.