On 12/29/20 6:11 AM, Stakanov wrote:
In data martedì 29 dicembre 2020 05:13:25 CET, DennisG
was completely unaware of the list archives. I
will save the address
> you have provided.
Sorry, I would have repeated the questions but I did not
see your post.
The "black ball" is nothing else like a starter menu of applications.
The question was because you have several choices of these, and some have
problems when it comes to create shortcuts on the desktop.
If you never change the default, I would suppose you try the following.
Right click on the "black ball".
Choose one of the available alternatives.
Try if you can now create a shortcut.
The issues come sometimes from some individualization of style or folder view,
You only know what you did change from default since install.
You can also try the following:
- right click on the desktop
- choose "create shortcut to application" (wording may differ, as I am using
Italian local and I did translate this on the fly).
- for changing the icon click on it and search google in "others" (you will
understand when you see the popup with poperties of the shortcuts
- you go then to application and put in the path (you can see the path in your
start menu (the black ball as you call it) when you right click on the google
earth icon and choose "modify application".
Take care not to change anything but just to copy and paste the path to the
shortcut. You should have now a working icon.
That said, normally it should be straightforward to create a desktop icon.
Did you try to restart the machine to see if this is still the case or at
least to log in an log out of Plasma?
I guess the smiling black ball is what
Windows calls a Start Menu. I
route of changing the alternatives, and one of them puts up Google Earth
Internet) without prompting, as the original required, and then I could
grab it and
slide it on to the desktop and do a "copy here" which worked fine, and
now I have
it on the desktop like I wanted. Same with Zoom. THANK YOU! I would never
have known about the alternatives, and as you say, some of them seem to
have problems. At any rate, this topic can now be closed.