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    Default Is there any way to sort icons in KDE4

    Subject says it all.

    Allan

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    Default Re: Is there any way to sort icons in KDE4

    Allan wrote:

    > Subject says it all.
    >
    > Allan

    Oops should have said desktop icons.

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    Default Re: Is there any way to sort icons in KDE4

    The icons in kde4 are displayed how for you?

    Are we talking a folder view to a location? In which case the folder should behave much like in File Manager sorting. There is a config device for the folder view widget.

    You can add individual 'icons' but actually they are widgets. Theoretically they should stay where you drag them to. But this never worked very well in early versions of kde4 (ie; the release version 4.1.3)
    But 4.2 and on is much better.
    Personally I do not use any desktop icons as there is no need with the features available for desktop config.
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    caf4926 wrote:

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    > The icons in kde are displayed how for you?
    >


    I've been doing what I have done in KDE3 namely to click on the kmenu icon,
    select a program and drag the icon to the desktop. In kde3 I could then
    right click on the desktop and sort/align the icons. I've looked
    everywhere and simply cannot find something comparable in kde4. I can drag
    the icons to the desktop but not sort them except manually.

    > Are we talking a folder view to a location? In which case the folder
    > should behave much like in File Manager sorting. There is a config
    > device for the folder view widget.
    >
    > You can add individual 'icons' but actually they are widgets.
    > Theoretically they should stay where you drag them to. But this never
    > worked very well in early versions of kde4 (ie; the release version
    > 4.1.3)
    > But 4.2 and on is much better.
    > Personally I do not use ant desktop icons as there is no need with the
    > features available fir desktop config.
    >
    >


    Could you please point me to the location where that is done.

    Allan


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    Default Re: Is there any way to sort icons in KDE4

    caf4926 wrote:

    >
    > The icons in kde are displayed how for you?
    >
    > Are we talking a folder view to a location? In which case the folder
    > should behave much like in File Manager sorting. There is a config
    > device for the folder view widget.
    >
    > You can add individual 'icons' but actually they are widgets.
    > Theoretically they should stay where you drag them to. But this never
    > worked very well in early versions of kde4 (ie; the release version
    > 4.1.3)
    > But 4.2 and on is much better.
    > Personally I do not use ant desktop icons as there is no need with the
    > features available fir desktop config.
    >
    >

    Thanks. With your reply I was finally able to sort out my problem. Just
    didn't fully understand how different kde3 and kde4 were.

    Allan

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    Default Re: Is there any way to sort icons in KDE4

    Quote Originally Posted by aemau View Post
    ...Just
    didn't fully understand how different kde3 and kde4 were.

    Allan
    A lot of people are asking this. Yes, KDE3 and KDE4 are "almost totally different" experience
    The later versions of KDE4 are now trying to bring all KDE3 functionalities so that KDE3 users wont get scared! And, some of those functions are actually "emulated". For example, the concept of "Desktop" itself is changed.
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