I don’t like have any icons (shortcuts) on my desktop. Every time I delete them, they return after restarting my computer. They never return while using the computer, only after restart. I imagine this has something to do with a config file or a cache, but I have no experience troubleshooting on that level.
Any help or reading suggestions would be appreciated.
First check if you start or not with an empty session
If not, set it like that.
Also, right click on Desktop and go to Configure Desktop. You can set it to Desktop View instead of Folder view. That removes the presence of icons on desktop. If you prefer to keep it as Folder view for other reasons, then set the path to none, or make sure you don’t actually have icons/folders/files in the Desktop folder
Thanks again for your help! Unfortunately this didn’t fix the problem. I apologize for not giving an in depth description the first time. But here it is with some screenshots:
In this screenshot you’ll see the two icons in the top left corner. One is for Konsole and the other just says Icon (more on this in the next screenshot). Just for good measure I included the menu options so you can see that I tried the original solution.
This screenshot explains the blank icon. I get an error for a malformed url when I click on it. This was originally a link for LBRY. I uninstalled the program, yet the icon remained, but obviously referenced nothing. So I dug into the properties and found the file path. I deleted the LBRY file from /home/nick/.local/share/plasma_icons. That’s when it became this blank, “malformed url.” I delete them both each time I boot, but without fail, they reappear, like a ghost or something .
No, I created a test user and the settings were the default, like right after a fresh install. I also looked through the forum and found a few that seemed similar. One in particular about sticky widgets that never got solved. The user eventually reinstalled from usb. KDE Plasma does not save my settings.