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    Default How can I move my icons on KDE?

    Hi guys, sorry for my idiotic question, but there it is. I just want to rearrange my icons and the classic method of clicking-and-dragging doesn't seem to work. Maybe I've been Windowsed for too long but I had no idea of how to make it any other way.

    See, I have in my desktop, out-of-the-box, a transparent zone where all my icons are (sorry I don't know the name KDE assigns to that "box"). I put a direct access to my personal folder there, no problem. But when I want to add the icon for the VLC media player, it appears out of that box and I can't fathom how to move it.

    Good afternoon and thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: How can I move my icons on KDE?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karmovorotin View Post
    See, I have in my desktop, out-of-the-box, a transparent zone where all my icons are (sorry I don't know the name KDE assigns to that "box"). I put a direct access to my personal folder there, no problem.
    That's a folderview plasmoid, that shows the contents of a specific folder as icons, like the classical Desktop (in Windows and KDE3 f.e.) does.

    But when I want to add the icon for the VLC media player, it appears out of that box and I can't fathom how to move it.
    Such "icons" are not really icons, they are separate plasmoids.
    You can move them like any other plasmoids: just move your mouse over one and a handle bar should appear.
    Click and drag on that bar to move it.
    Note: You have to have your widgets unlocked for that to work.

    If you want to create an icon for an application in your folderview, you can also just drag and drop it from the K-Menu to the folderview widget.

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    Default Re: How can I move my icons on KDE?

    On 04/26/2014 10:36 AM, wolfi323 pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    > Karmovorotin;2639376 Wrote:
    >> See, I have in my desktop, out-of-the-box, a transparent zone where all
    >> my icons are (sorry I don't know the name KDE assigns to that "box"). I
    >> put a direct access to my personal folder there, no problem.

    > That's a folderview plasmoid, that shows the contents of a specific
    > folder as icons, like the classical Desktop (in Windows and KDE3 f.e.)
    > does.
    >
    >> But when I want to add the icon for the VLC media player, it appears out
    >> of that box and I can't fathom how to move it.

    > Such "icons" are not really icons, they are separate plasmoids.
    > You can move them like any other plasmoids: just move your mouse over
    > one and a handle bar should appear.
    > Click and drag on that bar to move it.
    > Note: You have to have your widgets unlocked for that to work.
    >
    > If you want to create an icon for an application in your folderview, you
    > can also just drag and drop it from the K-Menu to the folderview widget.
    >
    >


    You cannot move a desktop "icon" (plasmoid) to the folder view pane, you
    need to remove the one from the desktop and then drag it from the K-menu
    to the folder view pane as wolfi stated.

    Ken

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    Default Re: How can I move my icons on KDE?

    Oh I see, thank you! Just another question (another stupid one, I know). Where is the K-Menu?

    EDIT: I supposed it was the openSUSE start menu and bingo, it worked just by dragging and dropping. Once again thank you very much for your help. It is really more intuitive to use than most other desktop environments I have used, it's just that decades of Windows take their toll on my ability to think what I am doing.

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    Default Re: How can I move my icons on KDE?

    On 04/26/2014 10:26 AM, Karmovorotin wrote:
    >
    > Hi guys, sorry for my idiotic question, but there it is. I just want to
    > rearrange my icons and the classic method of clicking-and-dragging
    > doesn't seem to work. Maybe I've been Windowsed for too long but I had
    > no idea of how to make it any other way.
    >
    > See, I have in my desktop, out-of-the-box, a transparent zone where all
    > my icons are (sorry I don't know the name KDE assigns to that "box"). I
    > put a direct access to my personal folder there, no problem. But when I
    > want to add the icon for the VLC media player, it appears out of that
    > box and I can't fathom how to move it.
    >
    > Good afternoon and thanks for your help.
    >
    >


    If you want a desktop like in windows (where the icons are not in a
    widget but actually on the wallpaper) right click on the Wallpaper >
    Default Desktop Settings > Layout > Folder > Apply.

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    Default Re: How can I move my icons on KDE?

    Note also you can have the desktop point to any directory. I have 4 desktops defined each pointing to a different directory. Each is for a different set of things I do, such as web design my main desktop points to my home directory, one points to program development and the last points to the classic desktop folder .

    You can also define activities which allow you to chnage the context of the desktop with a couple of clicks.

    KDE is so far ahead if MS that it is not even funny

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