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    Thumbs down 11.2 KDE 4.3 can't change "property" of folder.

    In my "desktop" window on what use to be called "the desktop" I have some folder that are NFS shares. One of them doesn't not have an folder icon it has a question mark. When I try to change the "property" to a blue folder (so much for choice in KDE 4.3) it tells me I don't have enough permission. The UID on the remote share and my UID are the same 500. Being in the file manager in the super user mode yeilds the same results. I all I want is a blue folder since that is about all the icons there are.

    It seems KDE 4.3 is safe for corporate drone but not for the home user.

    How the heck do you "customise" your desktop in KDE4?


    To any KDE devs. What the heck happened to the choice I use to have to make my desktop look the way I wanted it to look and to put things where I wanted them? What was wrong with that? What happened to the stability of of KDE that was in 3.5.10? Sometimes KDE 4.,3 segfaults and leaves me with a black screen and I am forced to do a three finger salute to get a command line to reboot my computer to get my desktop back. This is not worth a ****.

    If you want me to upgrade to any future releases you are going to have to do something about this god forsaken WM. KDE shot themselves in the head. OpenSUSE doesn't have to follow their lead.

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    Default Re: 11.2 KDE 4.3 can't change "property" of folder.

    The way you put things make my answer short:

    All these things can be achieved, the choice is there. To have a traditional desktop etc.
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    Default Re: 11.2 KDE 4.3 can't change "property" of folder.

    So I should install 3.5 and do without security patches?

    Google is not helping me. Most of what I am reading is how wonderful KDE thinks KDE4.X is because it "different","new" and how it can be used on cellphones too. I have yet to stumble across the something telling me where and how to set desktop permissions so I can use my own property the way I want and change a icon. I am still looking.

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    Default Re: 11.2 KDE 4.3 can't change "property" of folder.

    Use Gnome then if KDE4 drives you nuts. I'm not saying that because I prefer Gnome - and I never had a single segfault in KDE4 - but life's too short to get worked up about something like that.
    Or chill out and do some research on desktop customisation in KDE4. FWIW, your permissions problems doesn't look like it's anything to do with KDE4 anyway.
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