How is one supposed to use the KDE4 desktop ?

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Fri Jul 18 18:10:31 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 17:05 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 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).

It's the former.

> > 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.
> See:


> > 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:

Nope, it's a bog-standard 19" Samsung SyncMaster 920 running off an
onboard Intel 965.


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