I'm gonna kill Nautilus!

Stephen Kuhn stephen.kuhn at optusnet.com.au
Sun Jul 3 12:48:51 CEST 2005

On Sat, 2005-07-02 at 20:47 +0200, John Shane wrote:

> Paul,  I had a similar problem recently.  The solution, as I learned here
> on this list, is to start a terminal and then run the command 
> # xfdesktop & disown <return>
> It gets xfdesktop going again and breaks the Nautilus stranglehold on your
> system.  You might also want to check the list archives and get the URL for
> the site that has the instructions for configuring Nautilus so that it
> doesn't take over the desktop.  I thought I had those but I must not have
> kept them after all. Anyway, you can them from the archives.
> Rgds,  John

Nautilus can be started with the switches:
nautilus --no-desktop

...that will fire it up as just a file mangler and NOT steal yer

As well, you can run gconf-editor and find the section under apps for
nautilus - and you can un-tick the pref for nautilus handling yer

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