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Thread: Folder View desktop does not work after logoff/shutdown

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    Default Folder View desktop does not work after logoff/shutdown

    I use KDE 4.3 on 11.2 and notice whenever I log in I cannot access my desktop. I use the folder view setting and I cannot drag items from Dolphin/Firefox/etc. onto the desktop. I can restore this functionality to the desktop after setting it to display the home folder and then switch it back to desktop.

    Is anyone else having this problem?

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    Default Re: Folder View desktop does not work after logoff/shutdown

    AFAIK it's a design feature; the folder view is a widget that accesses a particular location on your filesystem whereas Dolphin is a file manager.

    If you want to move things into the Desktop folder, open the Desktop folder in Dolphin rather than the folder view - or create a separate folder into which you put all the things you want in the desktop folder and point it to that folder rather than the Desktop folder.
    Last edited by john_hudson; 05-Jan-2010 at 02:04. Reason: Additional clarification

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    Default Re: Folder View desktop does not work after logoff/shutdown

    There is a difference I think between having a folder view widget on the containment desktop and the pure folder view desktop selected in desktop settings
    Try the Folder View desktop from right click on the desktop - settings........
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    Default Re: Folder View desktop does not work after logoff/shutdown

    The problem is present in both methods. The only remedy to it is changing the directory to something that has folders and files and then switching it back.

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    Default Re: Folder View desktop does not work after logoff/shutdown

    Odd seems to work here.

    How do you have Plasma configured? I have different activity checked.

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