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    How do I add/edit a desktop icon on kde4.6 ? I earlier versions, we could click on the gear wheel to change or add an icon. I have a few apps that do not show an icon (even though the icon is in kickoff menu - one is pingus)
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    Default Re: Edit desktop Icon

    If you remove the one from the desktop
    Then unlock the widgets
    Now drag one from the Kickoff menu to the desktop

    What happens
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    That is exactly what I did - the one in the menu has a little penguin and the one on the desktop has a white rectangular sheet with the bottom right corner turned up. Most applications are OK - not this one - so I thought of adding it from an icon list - which in earlier versions could be changed by right clicking the gear in the tools menus for the icon.
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    What desktop activity are you using
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    There is no particular activity - I just use desktop 3 and put all the games on the screen. I have to make it simple for my grandson. There are 22 other apps that work OK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alastairo View Post
    There is no particular activity - I just use desktop 3 and put all the games on the screen. I have to make it simple for my grandson. There are 22 other apps that work OK
    Give me a minute
    I'm using gnome, but I'll boot to kde and check
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    Unlocked desktop
    Right click icon (dead centre)

    See image

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    I cannot get the icons shell showing as you have it - even for an app where there is an icon that that exists. Your screen behind has an icon - mine has a gearwheel
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    This is the image that I get for the firefox icon on the bottom bar
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    Go to the top right cashew and click it
    Activities
    Create a New Activity > Plain desktop
    The another
    Desktop Folder

    Check the differences

    I'm back in Gnome again, sorry.
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