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Old 02-28-2004, 11:52 PM   #1
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putting drive icons on kde desktop

How do I put hard drive, zip drive, cdrom, and floppy drive
icons on my kde desktop so that I can access them? I'm not
asking anything difficult to understand, so don't elaborate
about whether you like this or not. I simply want to be able
to access these drives any time I need them without having
to type in 400 arcane lines of poop.

Old 02-29-2004, 12:09 AM   #2
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right-click and goto Create New... file... Link to Location and enter your device's location. (I have a link to / on my desktop for convenience)


right-click on the desktop, goto Configure Desktop... select the Device Icons tab and choose the devices you want to appear on the desktop (unmounted/mounted cdrom, floppy, etc)

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Old 03-01-2004, 05:23 PM   #3
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Right/middle click whatever brings up the menu that says CONFIGURE DESKTOP
Then on the first menu you get choose DEVICE ICONS and take your pick
That's all there is to it..
Old 03-29-2004, 03:52 PM   #4
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How do I change...

.....the defautl icons and names that KDE uses. If I have a dvd-rom and a cd-rw he just puts cd-rom and cd-rom2 as the names....
Old 03-30-2004, 08:22 AM   #5
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make a symlink and rename that then....
there's probably a few ways to get around that....

Since i'm switching the cd-recorder and the dvd whenever i need them, i don't have that problem..
*got 3 disk in the pc*


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