Xfdesktop feature request - Embryo of proposed patch

Gregoire Gentil gregoire at gentil.com
Thu Jul 27 22:54:48 CEST 2006


Your remark is very accurate: a .desktop shortcut is much better than a
complex C++ patch! Anyway, it was interesting to deepen the xfdesktop

Then, I would suggest that the .desktop files that make sense are simply
added by default to the desktop folder - and we let user delete them if
he doesn't want them. It doesn't hurt and there is no setting needed. My
2 cents suggestion,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian J. Tarricone [mailto:bjt23 at cornell.edu] 
> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 4:12 PM
> To: gregoire at gentil.com; XFCE4 development list
> Subject: Re: Xfdesktop feature request - Embryo of proposed patch
> Hash: SHA1
> On 7/27/2006 11:02 AM, Gregoire Gentil wrote:
> > To the main xfdesktop developer,
> > 
> > I would like to suggest a feature request for xfdestkop: it would be
> > nice and useful to add the option to put a "File System", "Home" and
> > "Trash" [*] icons on the desktop when the "File/launcher 
> icons" mode is
> > used. As removable device icons already appear on the 
> desktop, it makes
> > sense to put those other icons. It would be the same 
> behavior as the Mac
> > OS X desktop.
> > 
> > I have an embryo of proposed patch. I don't think that it's 
> very complex
> > - the work has already be done for the removable device, so 
> it's more
> > code duplication. It just needs to be nicely integrated 
> into the main
> > branch.
> > 
> > I would be ready to help finishing this enhancement if I get some
> > directions and support from the xfdesktop leader,
> Yes, this is something I'm planning on adding shortly.  The difficulty
> isn't in showing the icons on the desktop; that's trivial (as you've
> seen).  The harder part is adding a pref for it.
> Actually, since pointing to home, file system, trash, etc. 
> just involves
> opening a file manager instance, really all it needs is a .deskop file
> in ~/Desktop/, pointing to '/', $HOME, trash:///, etc.
> 	-brian
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