Desktop and Panel links and icon's missing. What do

Rick Miles frmrick at
Thu Feb 19 06:18:30 GMT 2009

On Thursday 19 February 2009 16:38:43 James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> frmrick at wrote:
> > Quoting Scott Pancoast <SPancoast at>:
> >>> 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.
> >
> > ??? In kde 4.2 on slackware 12.2 it is possible to drag icons onto
> > the desktop not into a folderview on the desktop.
> No, but there is an option to make the whole screen a FolderView.
> > I have done it with konqueror, dolphin, kmail and I just did it with
> > dragon player. I do not have folderview set.
> >
> > BTW where are those icons with the desktop settings stored? I asked
> > on another thread and have not had a reply yet.
> The icons in a FolderView are by default in the: $HOME/Desktop folder
> unless you moved it (in which case they would be in the path indicated
> in System Settings::About Me::Paths::Desktop path
Thanks James for the response/tip

Yup... that'll work... but I've found a way of doing it without using ~/Desktop 
which might be a little more arduous but provides me with greater flexibility.

Rick Miles

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