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    Default Placing shortcuts on KDE desktop

    I'm running 11.3 KDE 64 bit and I can't figure how to paste files on the desktop. I know there's some setting in KDE to allow dragging files to the desktop. How is it done?

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    Default Re: Placing shortcuts on KDE desktop

    On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 23:36:02 +0530, vinoman2
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    > I'm running 11.3 KDE 64 bit and I can't figure how to paste files on the
    > desktop. I know there's some setting in KDE to allow dragging files to
    > the desktop. How is it done?
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    right-click on the desktop, choose "Desktop Settings." under "Activity" on
    the left you'll find "Type." Choose "Folder View." this will display the
    contents of your home dir. (~/) as icons on your desktop. you can choose a
    different folder by right-clicking on the desktop now, "Folder View
    Settings". in there you can change the folder to display, icon size, etc.,
    and apply a filter if you like.

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    Default Re: Placing shortcuts on KDE desktop

    You need to Unlock the widgets (right click desktop...)

    You then find in the menu what you want to add, right click add to desktop.
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    Default Re: Placing shortcuts on KDE desktop

    On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:06:04 +0530, caf4926
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    > You need to Unlock the widgets (right click desktop...)
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    > You then find in the menu what you want to add, right click add to
    > desktop.
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    if he's using the default "Desktop View," unlocking will allow him to add
    widgets and copy & paste things into any open folder-views. i understood
    he's looking for something more similar to KDE 3, which would be to change
    from the default "Desktop" to "Folder View." using that, he can copy &
    paste anything anywhere on the desktop.

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    Default Re: Placing shortcuts on KDE desktop

    Folder View will display any folder on the desktop. So, if you put files you want to appear on the desktop regularly in /home/user/Desktop, they will always appear. However, the great thing about Folder View is that you can change the folder. So, when I am giving a presentation or at a meeting, I can change Folder View to the folder relevant to the presentation or meeting and change back afterwards.

    Folder View can be resized to fill part or the whole of the screen. I normally resize it to show the files in the folder I want displayed.

    In other words Folder View greatly extends the facilities for placing files on the desktop from what was available in KDE3.

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    Default Re: Placing shortcuts on KDE desktop

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Placing shortcuts on KDE desktop

    Just a short comment, the Folder View widget isn't required although highly useful for organization.
    It's also possible to place files and shortcuts directly on the Desktop.

    (I'm doing it)

    Tony

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