Xfce 4.10 observations/questions

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 17:28:59 CEST 2012

On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 4:15 PM, Allin Cottrell <cottrell at wfu.edu> wrote:
> I'm a refugee from gnome, liking what I see in Xfce 4.10. Thanks, guys!
> After a few few days messing around I have the Xfce desktop looking and
> acting almost exactly as I wish. But I thought I'd record a few
> observations/questions before I forget them.
> 1) I like to have a vertical deskbar (not on auto-hide) at the left of the
> screen. I can do that OK, but there's a conflict over real estate between
> the deskbar and the left-most column of desktop icons. I fixed this by
> hacking on xfdesktop -- cranking up the left margin for icon placement to
> 100 pixels. Is there any way of doing something like this without hacking on
> the source?
Have you tried Settings > Workspaces > Margins?

> 2) Ideally, I would like my desktop icons to appear only on the first of my
> (four) virtual desktops. At one point I could arrange that, with an old
> version of gnome 2 and the sawfish wm. Any way to do it in Xfce?
> 3) I appreciate the ability to add menu actions in thunar. However, I think
> a "real delete" command should be a built-in option (as in old gnome 2), and
> the default "Delete" command should be named "Move to trash". It took me a
> while to realize that after I added a real delete action, by default it
> applied only to text files.
Real delete is triggered by shift + delete.


> --
> Allin Cottrell
> Department of Economics
> Wake Forest University, NC
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