[kubuntu] Kubuntu desktop won't respond after making shortcuts

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I've been using Ubuntu for about 3 weeks now, 64-bit Unity wasn't exactly what I was looking for, so I installed KDE using sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop It works well, but with a slight problem. Whenever I create a new shortcut on the Desktop, the center of the screen has this swirling icon. While this is there, I can't left-click on anything on the desktop. I can right click, but all I can do is select the default menu options. I can also click everything on the panel and use applications like normal. The only way I can make the desktop functional is to log out or shut down, then log (Hardware)