Desktop icons per workspace

UUID: desktop-icons-per-workspace@cardsurf
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3 months ago 2021-04-11, 12:42
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Set positions of desktop icons per workspace



Desktop icons per workspace

An extension that set positions of desktop icons per workspace for Linux Mint Cinnamon


  1. Extract .zip archive to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions
  2. Enable the extension in Cinnamon settings


Wait until desktop icons are refreshed after the extension is started.
Wait until desktop icons are refreshed after switching between workspaces.
If desktop icons are not visible then restart Cinnamon with: Ctrl + Alt + Esc


The extension does not set positions of the following desktop icons per workspace:

  • Computer
  • Home
  • Mounted devices
  • Network
  • Trash

Source code

Browse the source of the extension in the original repository

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DirkHaar-4 months ago
Newest version even slower and buggier. Refresh cycle 5 seconds, changing workplaces four times after each 10 seconds let Cinnamon die, reboot needed. I have no idea how this extension is intended to be used anymore. The meaning of having this or the reason for wanting such function is to have icon layout 1 on wp1, il2 on wp2, ... ilx on wpx. This would mean after starting "dipw" there should be x sets of identical icon layouts based on wp1 stored somewhere. Changing il1 on wp1 (adding some icons) and switching to wp2 (after the mandatory, ridiculously wait time of 5 seconds) should show us the original il like on wp1 before adding icons there. Deleting one half of icons on wp2 and switching back to wp1 should show wp1 with il1 with the change there (added icons). This doesn't work. Btw., simply moving positions isn't stored/restored neither.
DirkHaar-5 months ago
It doesn't work for my setup in Mint 20.1 Ulyssa/Cinnamon 4.8.6. This may be a because I use the wdis desktop switcher script to change backgrounds.
DirkHaar-5 months ago
Forgot to add: i.e. when I delete some icons on my "multimedia" workplace, they are also gone on others, no matter how much I wait or refresh the desktops or Cinnamon itself.
Gennady Voytko
Gennady Voytko-1 year ago
It doesn`t work in 2020((
MarcoB-0049-2 years ago
similar reaction, desk change is throttled, on my HP ZBook 15uG3 LM18.3 Cinnamon per activated corner, per extension cube and per key combination
Bushmills-3 years ago
Slows down switching desktops and responding to mouse actions to the point of computer becoming unusable (8 GB RAM, 3.3 GHz i7 CPU, SSD) - literally takes seconds to respond to a mouse click. Disabling made system snappy again, therefore I removed this extension.