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Old 07-19-2007, 11:25 AM   #1
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KDE - "Home" and "My Computer" Icons Missing


Hello forum,

When I am in Gnome, I always have a "Home" icon and a "My Computer" icon on the desktop (Fedora Core 6). But when I log out of Gnome and log into KDE, I don't have either. The only way for me to access my directory tree is by clicking on one of my USB hard drive icons on the desktop, where Konqueror will open, and the directory tree will be in the left pane. I would rather access my directory tree directly from the "Home" icon or either the "My Computer" icon instead.

Is there a way for me to get a "Home" icon and/or a "My Computer" icon to show up in KDE like they do in Gnome?

Incidently, these two items do not show up anywhere in the start menu nor do they show up on the task bar. They are completely missing altogether.

I am not sure what version of KDE I have right now but it is fairly recent.

Perplexed,
Roy
 
Old 07-19-2007, 11:50 AM   #2
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Right-click on the desktop and say "Create new > Link to location (URL)".

Name it "Home", URL should be "~".

That's all folks.
 
Old 07-19-2007, 01:16 PM   #3
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Thank You

Thank you Libra RHR,

It worked great!

I don't think I will worry about the "My Computer" icon because I never could tell much difference between its contents and the contents of the "Home" icon anyway.

Roy
 
Old 07-19-2007, 01:28 PM   #4
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My Computer - System?

I don't have a "My Computer" icon either, but I've got a "System" icon which may be what your looking for. If I remember correctly new profiles in Gnome get "My Computer" but KDE get "System"
I can't be bothered logging in and out to check for you

Try this.

Right-click on the desktop and say "Create new > Link to location (URL)".

Name it "System", URL should be "system:/".
 
Old 07-19-2007, 02:27 PM   #5
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Thank You Too

Thank you too, nordiciwi,

I tried what you said it it works great!

For LQ newbie's, you two sure know your stuff.

Roy
 
Old 07-19-2007, 02:46 PM   #6
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Upon Further Investigation,

I'm back.

Upon further investigation, I have realized that KDE is also missing "Administration" and "Preferences" in the start menu where Gnome has them.

"Administration" consists of programs like Authentication, Date and Time, Display, Language, Login Screen, Network, Root Password, Services, System Log, Users and Groups, etc.

"Preferences" consists of Accessibility, File Sharing, File Management, Removable Drives and Media, Themes, Keyboard, etc.

Again, all of these programs show up in Gnome but not in KDE.

Is there a fix for this too? Should I upgrade to Fedora Core 7?

Thanks in advance,
Roy
 
Old 07-19-2007, 03:06 PM   #7
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"K Menu" "Menu Editor"

Try fixing it by editing your KDE meny with The KDE "K Menu" "Menu Editor"

Code:
kmenuedit
 
Old 07-19-2007, 05:08 PM   #8
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Thanks Anyway

Thanks nordickiwi,

I tried using that Kmenu editor but the missing programs didn't seem to show up there either. I probably need to apply some updates to Fedora/KDE. Usually that fixes my problems but I hesitate to do so because I only have a dial up connection and it can take days. I have already switched to Gnome anyway and tweaked it to behave like KDE.

All the best,
Roy
 
  


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