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.
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Desktop icons.
by Morty on Mon 16th Jun 2008 08:29 UTC
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"The answer is Plasma's FolderView desk accessory, basically a glorified rectangle which can list the contents of any folder right on your desktop"

And you can define a folder view to "be" your desktop, making the whole desktop a folderview. Basicly giving you the icon on desktop functionality of legacy desktop systems, without any rectangles(No need for peple to start complaining about this).

Edited 2008-06-16 08:31 UTC

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