"In rapid fire succession, here are the typical complaints I've
seen trotted out against KDE 4. Some were never actually true, some
were true in the early days of 4.0 but are no longer true
"There are no icons on the Desktop!!
It is true that in most configurations KDE 4 does not put icons
directly onto the desktop. However, even since the first betas of
4.0 came out it has been possible to do the exact same thing...
simply put a folder view plasmoid onto the desktop, and resize it
to take up all the space on the desktop, and BAM, icons on the
desktop. In fact, this plasmoid is included in the default KDE 4.2
configuration, so you don't even have to do any work to activate
it. As you can see in the picture above, I have icons on my
desktop... along with a bunch of other useful stuff, which I'll
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