ah, desktop icons

Mr Machine machinehasnoagenda at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 00:29:35 CET 2006

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Hey all,
> I just did a bunch of work on the desktop icon support (it's nice when
> I'm in meetings but don't really need to pay full attention).  Anyway,
> if you want to give it a try, update to latest xfdesktop SVN, and select
> it in the combo box in the desktop settings dialog.  Note that you have
> to have thunar installed at compile-time for this to work.
> Things I know don't work but plan on fixing:
> * Files don't remember where they're placed on the desktop between sessions.
> * No 'open with other application' dialog yet (might not implement this).
> * Copy/Cut on a file doesn't work (might not implement this).
> * Drag-n-drop to move/copy files doesn't work.
> * File properties dialog doesn't exist yet (might not implement this).
> * Renaming a file causes it to change positions on the desktop.
> * Probably a lot of other stuff.
> Anyway, just letting people know if they want to play with it.  If there
> are things that are actually buggy, please let me know.  If you just
> want to complain that something doesn't work yet or isn't implemented, I
> don't really care ^_^.

i really like the look of this ... i know a lot of xfce users don't care
for icons on the desktop, but don't let that get in the way of a good time!

it will be great when files do remember where they were between sessions
(/ducks). it would also be good if the *.desktop extension could be
automatically hidden (/complains).

i'm using it for now, anyways, so i'll let you know of any bugs.


More information about the Xfce4-dev mailing list