Annoying duplicate KDE desktop icons
cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Fri Sep 2 17:01:02 CEST 2011
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On Fri, 2 Sep 2011 16:19:24 +0200
Alex Baer <comet.friend at gmx.net> wrote:
> Hi there,
> 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
> [Desktop Entry]
> GenericName=Personal Files
> GenericName[af]=Persoonlike Lêers
> GenericName[x-test]=xxPersonal Filesxx
> 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
> desktop background.
> 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)
One way to insure the icon is not shown in Xfce but can still be shown
in any other desktop environment is to add a line to the above file:
This will stop the item from appearing in Xfce only.
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