[REQUEST] Minimize Windows into Desktop Icons

BluPhoenyx quazar at dcnet2000.com
Wed Jan 21 09:46:47 CET 2004

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 12:50:39 -0800 (PST)
Paul Kramer <gumbygo at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I'm sure people have requested this before, but I wanted to let my
> desire be known.  Xfce3 (and CDE) allow me to minimize windows
> into desktop icons that can be dragged around and arranged by the
> user.  This was a really nice feature.  I recently did an email
> survey within my company and found that about 70% of the engineers
> here prefer desktop icons vs. using a taskbar.  
> Currently, there are a lot of companies moving from the Solaris/CDE
> world into Linux because of the low cost and high CPU performance.
> Please take these users into account (they are a large group).
> Is this a feature that the designers would consider re-introducing
> into Xfce 4 (or 5)?

IIRC, this is being tinkered with. I think the problem is due to other
programs claiming the desktop's window. Ok, so that's not a great
explanation but you can find more discussions in the list's archives.

For a simple fix, try using the Rox filer's pinboard feature. It will
perform the functions you ask.

Mike T.

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