Xfce 4.10 observations/questions

Allin Cottrell cottrell at wfu.edu
Thu Sep 6 18:06:49 CEST 2012

On Thu, 6 Sep 2012, Charlie Kravetz wrote:

> On Thu, 6 Sep 2012 10:15:01 -0400 (EDT)
> 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?
> Xfce has long had an option to set the desktop margins anywhere
> desired. It is Menu -> Settings -> Settings Manager -> Workspaces,
> Margins. You can set any margins desired without hacking the files
> directly.

Thanks. I tried that, but it doesn't seem to affect the 
placement of desktop icons. There's a hard-wired SCREEN_MARGIN
of 8 in xfdesktop-icon-view.c.

Allin Cottrell

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