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    Default moving files from external drive

    I'm trying to copy files from my external hard drive to the desktop and instead of the usual copy or move to options, I get a widget menu! How do I correct this so I can copy files?

    I'm running opensuse 11.3 KDE 64bit

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    Default Re: moving files from external drive

    Navigate to the folder /home/yourusername/Desktop in your file manager and paste there
    Your desktop is obviously set to a plasma widget. KDE4 is quite different, you need to learn some of the differences.
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    Default Re: moving files from external drive

    How do I turn off the plasma widgets?

    What is useful about plasma widgets?

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    Default Re: moving files from external drive

    You can't - The whole desktop is plasma.
    But you can configure plasma differently.

    Right click the desktop and unlock widgets. Now right click configure.

    You Have a choice of Desktop Activities. I use search and launch containment - but you will not want that if you want a traditional desktop. I can't recall which behaves like the old desktop, just try them and see.

    And when done - right click LOCK widgets!
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    Default Re: moving files from external drive

    I can copy to the home folder, but I can't copy to the dekstop. I don't see a setting for that. I've used KDE4.4 in Mandriva and I can copy files to desktop. What setting could it be?

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    Default Re: moving files from external drive

    Try add widgets
    add folder view and config to Desktop as location

    otherwise, do as I said and open dolphin or Konqu at that location and paste there/
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