I'm saddened to admit it this despite being a Linux user for many years, but I installed Linux Mint KDE last night. Despite being happy and impressed with the project, I'm having a horrible time figuring out how to add icons to the KDE desktop. I have used Ubuntu, SuSE, Mandrake, Debian, RedHat and I know that I used to be able to right-click on my desktop and create a shortcut/icon/launch. However, when I right-click, I see no such option to add a shortcut to my desktop.
I tried making a symbolic link from the file to my /home/<username/Desktop folder but this does not seem to create the icon in question. Matter of fact, nothing shows up on the desktop except my running programs, all of which need to be either issued as a command from the menu or the "Run Command" option.
Might anyone have a thought or two to assist in what I think is should be a trivial task?