creating custom icons for kde 4 desktop

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Thu Feb 19 06:48:31 GMT 2009

Rick Miles wrote:
> Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>  > > Rick Miles wrote:
>  > >> I have asked about this on two threads and apparently no one else
>  > >> saw it as an issue but AFAIC it is really handy among other things
>  > >> to hit an icon that will open up a browser at a predefined URL.
>  > >
>  > > I can do that just fine here. Right-click on desktop, "Create
>  > > New->Link to location". I enter "" and
>  > > there, I just created it. I double-click it, Firefox opens up
>  > > google/linux. You select the icon, press F2 and can rename it to
>  > > whatever you want (you don't need to keep the ".desktop" suffix).
>  > > You can also right-click and in the properties select another icon
>  > > for it.
>  > >
>  > > This is with vanilla, unmodified KDE 4.2.0.
>  >
> You must have a different brand of vanilla I can't do that on my desktop 
> but I can do that in the folder ~/Desktop which the kde docs Anne 
> referred me to say to use that method as a workaround if one wants that 
> kind of kde 3 desktop functionality on a kde 4 desktop.
> I think this may be a point of confusion desktop or the folder ~/Desktop 
> on the desktop.

Your desktop can be whatever you want it to be.  You can have 
~/.desktopicons instead of ~/Desktop.  I don't see where the problem is, 
if there is a problem at all.

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