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    Default opensuse 12.3, kde, desktop icons won't move

    I downloaded and installed opensuse as an update. The desktop icons won't move around. I'v searched for any topic on it, nothing. Can anyone help?

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    Default Re: opensuse 12.3, kde, desktop icons won't move

    On 04/02/2013 08:46 PM, lord valarian wrote:
    > The desktop icons won't move around.


    does that mean they won't move around, or you can't move them?

    if the latter, try: right click on the desktop folder (where the
    icons are), select "Folder View Settings", in the new window which
    opens, left click on "Display" and then look under the "Icons"
    section to check to make sure there is no check mark in the box next
    to "Lock in place:" then, click "OK"..

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    Default Re: opensuse 12.3, kde, desktop icons won't move

    Unlock widgets ?
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    Default Re: opensuse 12.3, kde, desktop icons won't move

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Unlock widgets ?
    There is also a setting in the configure desktop / folder view .. whatever to lock icons in place
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    Default Re: opensuse 12.3, kde, desktop icons won't move

    does that mean they won't move around, or you can't move them?
    I have the default desktop with icons added and one folder view window(videos). I mean the desktop not the folder view on the desktop.

    Unlock widgets ?

    Doesn't display that, "lock widgets".

    I right-click on the desktop. I click on the icon on the upper-right. I find "default desktop settings". I can't find anything useful.

    There is also a setting in the configure desktop / folder view .. whatever to lock icons in place
    No folder view in configure desktop menu. If I right-click on the videos folder on the desktop, I can find, "align to grid."

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    Default Re: opensuse 12.3, kde, desktop icons won't move

    If you select default Desktop settings & click it do you get this?



    If you do click the Unlock widgets. If you are missing the unlock widgets then it means you should be able to move them as the widgets are unlocked.
    When you touch the icon with the cursor do you get a little flag with swirl arrow,a wrench, a box with 2 small marks in it. and an X?
    Then do you place the cursor on the icon? then try to move it?
    If I try to move by clicking on the icon it won't move but if I click on that flag I mentioned I can move them.
    Is that what you mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sagemta View Post
    If you select default Desktop settings & click it do you get this?



    If you do click the Unlock widgets. If you are missing the unlock widgets then it means you should be able to move them as the widgets are unlocked.
    When you touch the icon with the cursor do you get a little flag with swirl arrow,a wrench, a box with 2 small marks in it. and an X?
    Then do you place the cursor on the icon? then try to move it?
    If I try to move by clicking on the icon it won't move but if I click on that flag I mentioned I can move them.
    Is that what you mean?
    Yes, I get that picture. Moving the cursor on an icon, I get the black vertical bar with 'X' at the bottom and box at the top. Trying to move the icon, nothing appears, they just won't move.

    Widgets are unlocked. I did lock then unlock. "unlock widgets" appears in the menu. Then it disappears when I click on it.

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    Default Re: opensuse 12.3, kde, desktop icons won't move

    OK Great!

    Now I've been moving the icons by placing the cursor arrow in between the wrench & the X in that flag, left click then I can move the icon to wherever.
    I hope that works for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sagemta View Post
    OK Great!

    Now I've been moving the icons by placing the cursor arrow in between the wrench & the X in that flag, left click then I can move the icon to wherever.
    I hope that works for you!
    Along with the random loss of function for leave/shutdown/logout controls, this has just about driven me back to 12.2 ...

    In 12.2 one could just drag icons/widgets on desktop around at will ... this is such an UNDOCUMENTED "improvement!"

    The icons referred to are those on *desktop* (not folder) ...
    AND ... only those that are generated from menus etc to start programs, etc
    The pure "widgets" are freely movable - unless "lock widgets" is enabled.

    hope this helps clarify

    *** Note to KDE team: restore this to previous behavior, so all icons/widgets are freely moveable UNLESS "lock widgets" chosen. ***

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    Default Re: opensuse 12.3, kde, desktop icons won't move

    If you use Folder View Activity
    Delete the folder widget that may be there by default
    Then go to Folder View Settings > Display

    You can see my settings here. You just need to uncheck Lock in place and apply to move them. When done Lock in Place again
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