icons on desktop with xfce

Andrew Conkling andrewski at fr.st
Sun May 2 05:31:34 CEST 2004

On Sat, 2004-05-01 at 20:17 -0700, Sami Samhuri wrote:
> I just wanted to chime in and say I whole heartedly agree with pretty
> much everything these 2 gentlemen stated. I used the Desktop toolbar on
> WinXP (as well as a couple other custom ones) and really never used the
> desktop anyways. I think I would make use of them in XFCE as well. (It
> might even tempt me away from Rat Poison, which has been my main window
> manager recently, sometimes with an xfce4-panel at the bottom)
> (For the record, many Windows users are still chained to the desktop but
> MS has even realized it's no good. That's why XP ships with only the
> Recycle Bin on the desktop.)

... and, to its credit, allows you to turn off desktop icons entirely,
something I did with pleasure.  I appreciated XFCE even then. ;)

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