How is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Fri Jul 18 15:47:51 UTC 2008

On Friday 18 July 2008 16:20:44 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 ?
> 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 ?
> 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 ?
> I hate the "collars" that appear around the file and folder icons.   Can
> they be turned off ?
Yep - I hated it too, when I first saw it.  Stick with it a while and learn 
how to get the best from it.  I wouldn't go back for anything now I've used 
it a while.  Can't wait for 4.1, though :-)

If there are things you can't figure out for yourself, ask about them.

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