This happens no matter which item from the icon's popup menu I choose. The menu
that is supposed to come up when I right-click on an empty part of the desktop
comes us along with whatever item I chose from the icon's menu. I've only
noticed this behavior since KDE 3.1.1.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right-Click on any desktop item
2. Choose any menu item, for example "rename"
The selected action happens AND the desktop pop-up menu also opens.
Only the selected action should have happened
This bug came up in the forums - qt-3.1.2 corrects it.
Stephan Binner also suggested updating to QT 3.1.2 see
I'm having exactly the same problem with kde-3.1.1. I'm not sure that qt-3.1.2 will aactually solve this problem, as emerging it blocks kdebase-3.1.1 (they say that it is know to cause a number of bugs).
I can confirm that this still happens with the newest stable qt and kde. This does appear to be an upstream issue though.
Since this is an upstream KDE issue, I'm closing as a WONTFIX. Please report to them if the
problem still persists so it can be fixed in future versions of KDE.