After a fresh 11.2 KDE install on a second PC, the starting desktop exhibited a transparent panel, with “Desktop Folder” as a title, and five (5) icons. In the course of modifying the desktop icons, this was deleted. I have looked, searched, Google’d etc, to find a process to restore this transparent folder. No luck so far. I have placed the icons back, all works correctly, though I would like to know how to recreate this transparent rectangular panel.
(My other two Linux PC’s are Gnome (one openSUSE 11.2 and one Ubuntu 9.10).
This is just a widget displaying the contents of the desktop folder. In order to get it ‘back’ you just need to unlock widgets, then add a new widget of the type “Folder view”, and in the settings for that widget make it “Show the Desktop Folder.”
Spot on! I had deleted desktop widgets (somewhat blindly and accidently), and thought that the transparency was an option for a straight desktop folder lol!.
Thanks for the quick replies. Some further research during this revealed a solution to part of the original problem. The laptop I just installed the openSUSE/KDE version has a touchpad (Synaptics) and is somewhat “sensitive” :sarcastic:. I found the “Touchpad” functions and the touchpad now behaves!