Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jun 2008 07:09 UTC
KDE Probably the most often misunderstood element of KDE4 is Plasma, the extensive widget engine that replaces the normal desktop and the Kicker panel from KDE 3.x. The entire KDE4 desktop is built up out of Plasmoids (yet another term for desk accessory), including the panel and the desktop itself - and it is the latter that has been causing quite some confusion. Where are my desktop icons? Update: Aaron Seigo has published a screencast showing how the FolderView Plasmoid behaves as a normal desktop, and how to make it so.
Permalink for comment 318660
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
So what exactly happened here?!
by shapeshifter on Mon 16th Jun 2008 21:03 UTC
shapeshifter
Member since:
2006-09-19

Where are my desktop icons?
That is the question.

And it's very legitimate question people are asking since we're dealing with KDE DESKTOP here.

Now, Aaron, comes with a blog post showing a desktop filled with icons all aligned to grid and with no background, not even plain color.
"Here, people, you have your freaking desktop icons, now shut up."
"Umm, BTW, saving icon position, context menu, and background are features that will be implemented in the future. Now stop bugging me with you stupid questions!"

I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer but didn't he just clarify the concerns of the critics with that blog post and screen shots?
Good thing he is not a lawyer.

Reply Score: 3