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    After a fresh 11.2 KDE install on a second PC, the starting desktop exhibited a transparent panel, with "Desktop Folder" as a title, and five (5) icons. In the course of modifying the desktop icons, this was deleted. I have looked, searched, Google'd etc, to find a process to restore this transparent folder. No luck so far. I have placed the icons back, all works correctly, though I would like to know how to recreate this transparent rectangular panel.

    (My other two Linux PC's are Gnome (one openSUSE 11.2 and one Ubuntu 9.10).
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    Default Re: Panel lost from fresh KDE desktop

    Are you saying you have no panel or that you have on back but it's not transparent?
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    Default Re: Panel lost from fresh KDE desktop

    Desktop Panel widget I think he's talking about...right click desktop, add widgets..find it..
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    Default Re: Panel lost from fresh KDE desktop

    You are right.

    Right click on the desktop, add widget, look for: Folder View
    Select and add

    Once in place and to your liking - right click desktop, Lock Widgets!
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    Default Re: Panel lost from fresh KDE desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanMc98 View Post
    After a fresh 11.2 KDE install on a second PC, the starting desktop exhibited a transparent panel, with "Desktop Folder" as a title, and five (5) icons. In the course of modifying the desktop icons, this was deleted. I have looked, searched, Google'd etc, to find a process to restore this transparent folder.
    This is just a widget displaying the contents of the desktop folder. In order to get it 'back' you just need to unlock widgets, then add a new widget of the type "Folder view", and in the settings for that widget make it "Show the Desktop Folder."

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    Spot on! I had deleted desktop widgets (somewhat blindly and accidently), and thought that the transparency was an option for a straight desktop folder .

    Thanks for the quick replies. Some further research during this revealed a solution to part of the original problem. The laptop I just installed the openSUSE/KDE version has a touchpad (Synaptics) and is somewhat "sensitive" . I found the "Touchpad" functions and the touchpad now behaves!

    Thanks again!
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