icons on desktop with xfce

Wolf Lichtenberger wowowolf at web.de
Sat May 1 00:16:00 CEST 2004


Miro Hodak wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Apr 2004, Joanna Bialek wrote:
>>Icons in XFCE??
>>What for????????????????
> I am also surprised by this. I thought that the lack of icons was 
> intentional (which I liked), not just a missing feature.
> At least I hope, it will be implemented in modular fashion.

I found quite some use for the Macintosh way of document (*not* program)
launcher icons. You grouped them thematically or any way you liked.

But this IMHO doesn't have to be *on* the desktop: I'd be quite happy with xffm
windows, if they would show just the icons in a freely arrangeable fashion.

The big disadvantage of desktop icons IMO is their inaccessability while a 
program window occupies most of the desktop - but then, that's the same problem 
as with fancy backgrounds. I just switch to destop view (thanks to that panel 
plugin) or to an unoccupied workspace to use the icons.

Just "a modest proposition"... 8^)

-- Wolf Lichtenberger

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