archive and install?
Desktop widget can also be called up using the keyboard "F" keys. F4 on the new aluminum ones.
What does "get Info" give you when you use it against the old Desktop folder
For no apparent reason, my keyboard suddenly went funny this morning. When I clicked on Sound Up and Sound Down, I got desktop widgets (normally called up be pressing the middle button on the Mac mouse. Desktop icons had a new "select" appearance, with a square/oblong around them.
Nothing I did in System Preferences made any difference. In desperation, I decided to re- install Mac OS X from the startup disc.
Upon which, horror of horrors, all my Desktop icons were gone (though I'd clicked "Archive & Install" and "Preserve Users & Network Settings".
When I tried to call up the previous desktop icons, I got the message "The folder "Desktop" could not be opened because you do not have sufficient privileges" !! What's going on? I'm the only user!!