Annoying duplicate KDE desktop icons
comet.friend at gmx.net
Fri Sep 2 16:19:24 CEST 2011
first of all: I am new to this list and though I have looked at Xfce many
times, I lonly now start thinking of making it my default desktop environment.
I am on Slackware64 13.37 with Xfce 4.6.2 and some add-ons.
The reason I subscribed to this list is a little annoyance, cosmetic in
nature, but still ugly, with desktop icons.
My main DE up to now is KDE, and therefore it is quite ok, that Xfce tries to
adopt desktop icons in principle. However, I have now two icons for my $HOME
folder. One is the actual folder, the other one is a text file looking like
This is actually a "desktop configuration file". But the icon looks exactly like
the actual folder icon, only that clicking on it opens a text editor instead
of a file manager.
If I understand it correctly, KDE uses this file to look for non-English
equivalents of the "Desktop" folder, such as "Arbeitsfläche" in my case
(German), and puts icons for links and applications in that folder onto the
In Xfce, however, the file has no use. As starting to use Xfce more often
probably will not mean to drop KDE altogether for me, I dare to simply delete
this file. Therefore my question is:
What's the best way to deal with it? How can I get this file out of way in
Xfce, while preserving it for KDE?
Thanks a lot for your assistance!
(BTW: Of course I searched the web, but didn't find anything useful regarding
this topic. But may be I didn't ask the search engine the right question, and
if I just overlooked something, just point me there, please!)
F9Race (Xfce newbie)
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