Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:27 am
Sometimes I would like to focus my attention on a specific app,
and not see the desktop underneath the open windows.
Is there a way that I could "hide the desktop"?
Preferably by a keyboard accelerator, but a panel click would be okay too.
An example is I want to watch a movie or something, so I want an effect
that is like Full Screen mode, but it is not in fact full screen.
It's just that there is nothing but my open window(s) over a black background.
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:53 am
1) Stop the plasma-desktop/plasmashell
You could quit the the plasma-desktop (plasma 4) / plasmashell (plasma 5). Plasma objects (desktop/plasmoids) will disappear. Windows will be there and the KRunner ( https://userbase.kde.org/Plasma/Krunner ) will be available.
2) Hide the desktop by starting an application with the fullscreen + keep below + no tittlebar and frame window settings
You could start an application with the settings: fullscreen, keep below, no tittlebar and frame with the window specific settings: https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/kde-work ... cific.html. Examples: https://userbase.kde.org/KWin_Rules_Examples
Starting the ImageMagick view application display:
With the window specific settings:
The Display window will hide the desktop but the windows will be top of the Display window.
The Display window can be quit by right clicking the Display window:
command can be added to the KDE Menu ( https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/kde-work ... index.html ) . Then there is an option to add shortcut key.