Re: Desktop icons disappeared
Are you using KDE 4.1.x or higher? If so, that "folder view" window just shows the folder with all those icons in it.
Right click an empty space on your desktop and click add widget. Scroll down to the Folder View widget and select it, then click Add Widget.
If you know where that folder is, often times your Desktop Folder or some /Home sub-folder, then set the Folder View Widget to show show that folder.
Hope this helps!
Laptop: Dell Inspiron E1505 | OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows Vista | KDE | Intel CPU T2050 1.6 GHz | Intel 945GM | 3.2GB RAM
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