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Normal desktop icons?

Aardwolf
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Normal desktop icons?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:55 am
Is there any way in KDE 4.3, to get desktop icons in a normal way instead of in such a window-thingie (is it called folder view?)?

The reason I ask is, I've been trying to live with the folder view for a while now, but it's unbearable. I reboot this computer once a week, and half the times something strange has already happened to this folder view. One time it moved to a totally wrong place. And today, without any reason for doing so, the folder view showed the contents of my Home directory instead of my Home/Desktop directory.

The folder view lives a life of its own and I'm not interested in that.

I'm interested in seeing my desktop icons on the desktop, even after a reboot.

How can I get them in a stable and reliable way?
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Re: Normal desktop icons?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:59 am
right click on your desktop, select desktop options or similar in the context menu and select a different type, like folder view, as desktop appearance.

as for your problems: maybe a good idea to solve that issue first.
the desktop should behave as you expect


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Aardwolf
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Re: Normal desktop icons?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:04 am
Great! Thanks for the desktop as Folder View information! I'm very happy that it's possible :) Now I just hope after next reboot it'll still look the same.

As for the problems: Maybe in KDE 4.4 it's better, but this is an Ubuntu 9.10 computer.

I've had other problems after reboot too:

-some wrong settings in a config file about the weather widget can cause the entire desktop to crash at bootup without any indication what the cause is, it's just because I remembered a forum post from someone else about this that I knew it was going to be that config file
-sometimes a panel may be moved after a boot. It's really strange, most of the times it boots up as you left it, but it's these random times now and then that something random is different...
-and I've also had a black screen instead of desktop wallpaper once, but that issue seems solved now...
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Re: Normal desktop icons?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:39 pm
I had some of those problems in 4.3, but they are gone in 4.4. I did have to nuke my plasma config files and start over for it to work right, though.


Man is the lowest-cost, 150-pound, nonlinear, all-purpose computer system which can be mass-produced by unskilled labor.
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