The new desktop in KDE4 works quite differently from what many are used to. One thing many new users wonder is, “How do the desktop icons work?” In this post I’ll share my experience with icons in Plasma-desktop.
Note: I use the latest development version of KDE4, which means that some things may look slightly different on your computer.
Let’s start with the most simple icon. If you just want a “normal” desktop with icons, see the section “Traditional Desktop”.