Please bring back minimized icons on desktop!

Jack Coates jack at
Wed Jan 21 16:56:24 CET 2004

On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 06:23, Botykai Zsolt wrote:
> Tue, 20 Jan 2004 13:40:21 -0800 -n Jack Coates <jack at>
> > On Tue, 2004-01-20 at 12:13, Paul Kramer wrote:
> > > I am so sorry to see that Xfce 4 no longer lets you minimize windows
> > > into desktop icons.  This is a very, very nice feature, and I
> > > believe a lot of people like it.  Please work this back into Xfce4. 
> > > What will it take to bring this feature back?
> > > Thanks!!
> >
> > I don't recall if it's on the todo list or not, but I find the iconbox
> > to be an extremely acceptable alternative. Additionally, the
> > improvements to virtual desktops have got me actually using them now,
> > so I hardly ever actually minimize programs anymore.
> Maybee that I misunderstood something but I'm running "xfce4-iconbox &"
> from my /etc/xfce4/xinitrc right after 
> xftaskbar4&
> xfdesktop&

if you have the iconbox, you don't need the taskbar. Note that the
iconbox doesn't appear until you actually minimize something.

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