Could someone confirm the ability to create desktop shortcut or files without the need of a widget?

I was browsing through Kickoff (the "start menu" on KDE) and it crashed. The whole KDE re-started and suddenly I'm able to create shortcuts on the Desktop, as well as copy/paste files, create Text files etc without the need of a widget. You can see that the menu is different too, before this incident I had to click "Default desktop settings", and now "Folder view settings".

I'm asking this because it happened after the KDE crash and I didn't change any settings.

Explanatory video (watch in 720p) = Untitled Screencast - YouTube

openSUSE 12.3
KDE 4.10.5 Release 1
Kernel 3.7.10-1.16