ah, desktop icons

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Mon Feb 13 11:45:58 CET 2006

Mr Machine wrote:
>>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).

Just apply the patch I posted earlier, and .desktop files will appear
properly as they do in Thunar.

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


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