creating custom icons for kde 4 desktop

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Thu Feb 19 09:31:51 GMT 2009

On Thursday 19 February 2009 05:23:32 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.
Then you are using folderview as a desktop (nothing wrong with that).  You 
can't do that in default Desktop mode.

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