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Old 08-07-2009, 07:02 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Slackware-current and kde 4.2 desktop folder view workaround

The folder view option in kde has been driving me crazy since i started using slackware-current.

After a week or two of compiling my programs and getting things sorted out i would notice that the Desktop icon would eventually show up in my Home folder.

So after doing a reinstall of Slackware-current i was now faced with no Desktop icon in my Home folder once again. I looked over to the right side of dolphin and seen the Trash icon, so i selected Edit Trash.

This had shown me the path of trash:/

So out of curiosity i right clicked on my Desktop and went to Appearance Settings and chose Folder View and applied the settings.

Then i right clicked on the Desktop once again but this time choosing Folder View Settings, then selecting Specify a Folder.

In the Specify a Folder field i typed in Desktop:/ then applied the settings and Success. I can finally get my Home and Trash icon displayed on my Desktop like it was meant to be displayed.

I hope this helps anyone who prefers this feature over the default Desktop as i do.
Old 08-07-2009, 03:35 PM   #2
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Distribution: Slackware, Slackwarearm
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This annoyed me when I first ran current and kde4 but I discovered that it is possible to drag and drop the .desktop files from a konqueror or dolphin directly onto your desktop canvas as in the desktop not desktop directory. Apparently kde4 likes icons generated from .desktop files such as you find in /usr/share/applications. The bother for me was not being able to right click on my desktop and create an icon for my own scripts and/or aps that did not come with an icon/desktop file. The workaround is to create your own using another .desktop file as a template. I make up my own and keep them in /usr/local/share/applications. Seems like allot of work but I do them for more than one machine here. I wrote about this on a kde-4.2.4 workarounds page on my website which is now getting redundant but I haven't taken it down yet.

Here's the link if you are interested and pardon the spelling mistake I just noticed 4 months or so after the fact:

Last edited by justwantin; 08-07-2009 at 03:38 PM.
Old 08-08-2009, 08:42 AM   #3
Registered: Apr 2009
Distribution: Slackware
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You can create the Desktop folder and point the "widget folder" to it. There is one widget for the trash. I liked the clean workspace...

My old trash shortcut worked after some edit:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment[pt_BR]=Contém arquivos removidos
Comment=Contains removed files

Last edited by BrZ; 08-08-2009 at 09:19 AM.


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