Annoying duplicate KDE desktop icons

Alex Baer comet.friend at
Tue Sep 6 18:57:35 CEST 2011

Am Dienstag, 6. September 2011, 18:29:08 schrieb Daniele:
> I see,
> On Tue, 2011-09-06 at 16:46 +0200, Alex Baer wrote:
> > 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.... ;
> > n
> and if you try a workaround like create your own startxfce4 adding some
> lines to it?
> for i in ~/Desktop/*.desktop; do mv $i .$i; done #add dot
> [..]
> [..]
> for i in ~/Desktop/.*.desktop; do mv $i ${i#.}; done #remove dot
> > 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.
> Regards,
> Daniele

Nice idea, thanks!
However, the .desktop file that annoys me, is owned by root.root. So I'd have 
to think about sudo etc., in order to make it work.


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