Is there a way to fix this..

Downloaded files don't show up right away...
(Esp. irritating when your're doing work on your desktop)

I need to manually "refresh" somehow in order for them to show up.
(Often I open a shell to do work on the file)
If the file is on the desktop, also the mouse-context "refresh" has no
effect at all, I find myself struggling to find a way for the file to show

Suse 9.2 = KDE3.3 box

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