Adding icons to the desktop

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Adding icons to the desktop

Postby iain_j on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:26 am

Is there any way i can add launcher icons directly to the desktop in Mint 14 KDE, rather than in a folder view? I've figured out I can create one in a folder view and then drag it onto the desktop, so is it possible to create them there in the first place?

Falling that, is it possible to make the folder view window transparent? I've installed the "Thin Air 2"theme which has made it lighter but I'd like to get rid altogether so as not to obstruct my desktop background. I tried the "Naked" theme which does this, but didn't like the other elements.
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Re: Adding icons to the desktop

Postby Zalbor on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:31 am

If you right click and go to something like "desktop settings" (I'm not at my computer right now) there's a dropdown menu from which you can change the type of desktop you have.
One option is "folder view" and it makes the entire desktop one folder view, effectively making it a Windows/Gnome/etc style desktop, which should be what you're looking for.
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Re: Adding icons to the desktop

Postby iain_j on Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:16 pm

Thanks, I'll give that a try later (I'm not at mine either!)
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Re: Adding icons to the desktop

Postby Zalbor on Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:45 pm

Now that I am I'll be more specific: Unlock the widgets (if they're locked), right click on desktop -> Default Desktop Settings, select View on the left, then Folder View in the Layout box.
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Re: Adding icons to the desktop

Postby iain_j on Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:27 pm

Thanks zalbor, I'd managed to miss that setting altogether :)
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