When I try to create an shortcut icon on the desktop instead I get an icon named *.desktop which is a text file.
I did something don't quite no what that made my firefox, googlearth, and thunderbird desktop icons disappear.
Now when I right click on an application to "add to desktop panel" I get a text file with *.desktop extension not an application launcher.
I loged in KDE and I could create a desktop icon short cut with no problem.
I am at a loss.
Here is an example of one of my files in the Desktop directory.
Comment=Browse the Web
Comment[en_US]=Browse the Web
Name=Firefox Web Browser
Any info or input would be really appreciated