KDE4 Desktop icons ?

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 18 15:45:33 UTC 2008

On Friday 18 July 2008 16:36:00 Rex Dieter wrote:
> linuxguy wrote:
> > I upgraded to F9 when it first came out.  Everything works, but my
> > desktop is a mess.  But surely I am missing something, after all, why
> > are the KDE developers so proud of their work ?
> I'll skip the passive snarkiness here.  Oh wait... :)
> > So... how is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?  Right now I have
> > about 100 icons for folders and files randomly dispersed on the desktop.
> > How do I clean them up and get my desktop organized again ?
> the "Desktop" was kinda lame in 4.0.  4.1 includes a folderview plasma
> widget that will be closer to classic expectations/usage.
> > I hate that I can't drag and drop files into folders on the desktop.  Is
> > there a way to do this without using Dolphin ?
> nope.  The desktop emulation in 4.0 was to emulate each file/folder in your
> "Desktop" folder as an independent plasma widget (see lame comment above).
> besides, hate is such a strong word.  chill.
> > I hate the "collars" that appear around the file and folder icons.   Can
> > they be turned off ?
> nope
> -- Rex
> p.s. I hate posts that use the word hate, especially hate responding to
> posts mentioning hate.  ....  oops.

Some end-user documentation to make the changeover easier is in preparation.  
As soon as the pages are up I'll post links on all the MLs I frequent.  It's 
a long job, since content has to be gathered then sanity-checked before 
posting onto public pages.  Expect the first one in a few days.

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