Ubuntu :: Desktop Keeps Crashing When Renaming Folder Under Folder View Plasmoid?
Jun 17, 2011
Running kubuntu 11.04x64 w/ xrender and folder-view plasmoid:
I cannot view "open with" for directories on the desktop (but it is visible w/in dolphin file structure) and whenever I try to rename folders on the desktop it crashes and restarts (but the rename is successful and no open windows crash).
This glitch is reproducible under OpenGL and Xrender; had to switch over to xrender after a recent system update that seems to slow my computer to a crawl after a little time and kept it cause it seems much smoother and crisper.
Is there any way to fix these issues or is there an alternative to the folder-view plasmoid to view a folder content on the desktop that is more stable?
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When kubuntu is installed, there is a plasmoid desktop (a kind of transparent window that enables one to create and store links to applications). Nice and convenient.
Alas, the special desktop is easily hidden - permanently... Soon after the installation I inadvertently clicked the X on the plasmoid desktop pop up menu and that hid this special desktop.
In the file manager (Dolphin) I can still see the Desktop with all the links to applications, which are still active (I can run the applications by clicking their icons).
Surely there is a simple way to restore this plasmoid again to the view, but I just do not find how..
If you have kubuntu, you too can have "the fun" of hiding the plasmoid dekstop and then finding how to show it again. Just place you mouse pointer on the plasmoid desktop. That will pop up the menu with X, shift-spanner, turning and resize buttons. If you are brave, try to click X on the pop up menu. Bingo, the plasmoid disappears. Surely fingers more nimble than mine, would find out how to get it back... I can not.
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