Desktop and Panel links and icon's missing. What do I do?
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Sat Feb 14 09:35:44 GMT 2009
Scott Pancoast wrote:
> I upgraded to KDE4.2. from 3.5.
> When I upgraded I lost all of my desktop icons. Ok, that happens.
> Nothing big. So I went through the application menu, and added my
> favorite desktop Icon's/links back onto my desktop,
You dragged menu icons to the DeskTop? Which would mean that you have
the FolderView selected for your Desktop.
> and to the panel using the provided right click option.
> This is where everything took a hard turn left.
> I worked with the programs used on the desktop for a while then shut
> down, so I know the links worked. When I restarted my computer, the
> ICONs/links were now the basic Binary file Icon and a non-functional
> link. The Icon looked like a page with the corner turned down filled
> with stylized 1's and 0's. The same thing occurred with several of
> my panel Icons.
> I guessed I used kde3 icons / programs. So I deleted the now defunct
> icons and reset/set new ones, using only kde4 icons if possible.
> Shut down and restarted.
> Now, I get the old defunct Icons, and the new icons.
So, I tried to reproduce your problem and couldn't.
I don't really know what the problem might be.
What I can tell you is that the stuff on the DeskTop is actually in a
folder: "$HOME/Desktop" is the default. So, you can go to that folder
and delete the 'desktop' files that are screwed up.
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