Where is my desktop

Where is my desktop

Post by Tim Cowa » Sat, 16 Feb 2002 05:36:28


My KDE desktop comes up fine on boot, but when I move the mouse over an
icon, the entire desktop (icons and wallpaper) disappears and is replaced
by a blue background.

The show desktop button does not restore it.  Neither does a reboot.

What did I do?  I was using evolution 1.0.2 in KDE 2.1 and I opened a new
message and selected edit->properites.  This brought up the GNome control
panel.  I could not see what I wanted (to change the font size in the new
message window) and I clicked on desktop->background.

I must have changed something because when I quit evolution (it was maxed)
my desktop just disappeared.


Tim Cowan


1. This clone thing...am I stupid, or am I right?


I admire your passion, Chris..

The only issues which have kept myself from looking seriously at Linux
would be:

* It's Unix and the learning curve to start getting productive strikes me
as probably very steep

* It doesn't support plug-and-play.  If your hardware doesn't have Linux
drivers, it don't play..

* Not nearly the amount of developers out there doing stuff for Linux as
there are for Wintel.  Can I get MS Office for Linux?  Can I get
Photoshop for Linux?  Can I get QuarkXpress for Linux? etc.. a big turn
off for me.

Reuben King
Email: "reuben at texas dot net" (in plain english to foil spam-bots.

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