How is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Fri Jul 18 17:05:44 UTC 2008

Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan <at>> writes:
> 1) How do I resize the Desktop plasmoid? It has no handles.

You mean the folderview showing the desktop icons? Or the whole desktop? If 
it's the latter, that shouldn't need to be resized at all (see also point 4).

> 2) How do I rearrange stuff in the Panel? There used to be a gawd-awful
> "start move/end move" thing on the panel menu in 4.0 but at least it
> worked. Now it's gone.

You put up the panel controller then you drag&drop your applet.

> 4) Why does my desktop always start up as 1024x768 when I have a
> landscape LCD?

Is this some sort of dual screen configuration, e.g. a laptop with an external 
video output? If so, it's probably picking up the size of the wrong display:

        Kevin Kofler

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