Annoying duplicate KDE desktop icons

Alex Baer comet.friend at
Tue Sep 6 16:46:53 CEST 2011

Yes, of course, that would solve it for Xfce. But then the file is hidden for 
KDE, as well, right? And in KDE, clicking on it opens the file manager 
(Dolphin) for $HOME. If the file was hidden, I could not click on it on my 
desktop.... ;)

That's why I am looking for some other approach, that may or may not exist. In 
fact, I thought, that .desktop and .directory files would be handled according 
to some standard (I don't recall, which one --- Free Desktop, may be...)  by 
KDE and Xfce, alike.

Unfortunately, it seems to turn out, that this is not really the case.

Thanks, anyway!


Am Dienstag, 6. September 2011, 14:58:59 schrieb Daniele:
> Hi,
> On Fri, 2011-09-02 at 16:19 +0200, Alex Baer wrote:
> > 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?
> probably Xfce desktop doesn't handle .desktop files like KDE; what do
> you think about this:
> #$ mv Home.desktop .Home.desktop
> ?
> Bye,
> Daniele
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