You can change the way your KDE desktop looks and behaves to suit your own personal tastes and needs. If you only want to change the appearance of individual desktop objects, you can usually access a configuration dialog by right-clicking the object. For customizing certain groups of desktops elements or changing the overall appearance of your KDE desktop, refer to Section 6.2, “Configuring Your Desktop with the Control Center”.
In the following, find some examples of how to change individual desktops elements.
Procedure 6.1. Creating New Desktop Objects
To add a new desktop object, proceed as follows:
Right-click an empty space on the desktop and select.
From the submenu, choose the type of object to create on the desktop: a folder, file, or one of several types of links.
Enter the name of the new object when prompted to do so.
To change the properties of the new object, right-click the new icon and select. A dialog appears, showing four tabs where you can change the properties of the object, such as the permissions.
Apply your changes and leave the dialog with.
Procedure 6.2. Changing Panel Elements
Add new elements to the quick launch area and the system tray in the panel as follows:
Right-click an empty patch of the panel.
To add a new application to the panel:
From the context menu, select.
Select the application to add from one of the categories of the submenu.
Move the button to the desired position by dragging and dropping it with the mouse.
To change the icon for the application, right-click the button and select. By clicking the application icon in the dialog box that appears, open a new window in which to select a different icon.
To add a new applet to the panel:
From the context menu select.
In the dialog box that appears, you can restrict the number of applets shown by selecting a special type of applet inor by typing a part of the applet name in .
Select the applet to add and click. The applet is inserted into the panel.