Show only applications on right click

houghi houghi at
Mon Jul 13 23:14:32 CEST 2015

On Thu, Jul 09, 2015 at 09:25:47AM -0400, Jape Person wrote:
> On 07/08/2015 04:35 PM, houghi wrote:
> >I have a silly question that I need to get the answer for.
> >
> >I am aware that 3 minutes after posting I will find the answer. Sorry for
> >that, but after looking for over an hour and searching Google, I am
> >need an answer.
> >
> >On my main machine when I right click I only see the applications. However
> >on a new install I also see things that concern the desktop, like 'Arrange
> >Desktop Icons' and 'Create Launcher ....'
> >
> >At the end I then have 'Applications' that the shows all the applications.
> >
> >I know there is a toggle somewhere that I need to enable or disable in the
> >settings, but I am unable to find it. To be clear: I do ONLY want to show
> >the applications and not the desktop things. I am able to turn off the
> >Applications in the menu when I right click, but not leave them on and
> >disable the rest.
> >
> >Any help would be apriciated.
> >
> >houghi
> Settings -> Desktop -> Icons tab. Turn off icons on the desktop. That's what
> I've always used.

Sorry for the late reply. Thanks, this works and as soon as I saw it, I
remembered it. It is just so counterintuitive that I forgot about it.

Normally, I just take over the old home directory, so I need it only very
seldom. Once every two or three years or so.

Thanks again.


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