nautilus as file manager
erikharrison at gmail.com
Wed May 18 19:03:38 CEST 2005
On 5/18/05, Amichai Teumim <amichai.teumim at gmail.com> wrote:
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> So with that command it will take away the desktop though right? I
> wanted to have icons on the desktop, but right click app menu.
The "official" way to manage icons and stuff on the desktop is to
directly manage the root window. This is what Nautilus, Rox,
Xfdesktop, and Konqi all do.
Unfortunately, only one can do it at a time, hence running nautilus to
manage your desktop and have xfdesktop's right click menu isn't
The closest you can come is to run a little app from the oroborous
project (deskmenu, I believe) that provides a menu when you right
click on the desktop, but doesn't actually take over the root. Then,
if you use rox to manage your desktop, then Rox has a hack in it's
options (Pass mouse clicks to WM, I believe) that will pass the
background right click to deskmenu.
At this point you're running two file managers, and don't have the
advantage of autogenerated menus, without running something like
MenuMaker. And at that point, you're pretty far afield.
> Alexandre Aractingi wrote:
> >Le mercredi 18 mai 2005 à 18:41 +0300, Amichai Teumim a écrit :
> >>If I use nautilus as my file manager is there anyway that when i right
> >>click on the desktop I'd get the menu? Does that only work with xffm
> >>and rox? would it work with konqueror? (I really dont want konqueror).
> >Run "nautilus --no-desktop" to prevent it from drawing the Gnome
> >You can use any file manager in XFce, if I understand your second
> >question correctly.
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