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Offline Ulysses_

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Show files on desktop
« on: April 01, 2011, 05:05:47 PM »
How do I make TC show file icons on the Desktop, as they are stored in the /home/tc/Desktop directory?

Ideally allowing the user to right click on the files to see their properties or even copy-paste them.

Offline gerald_clark

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Re: Show files on desktop
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 06:09:03 PM »
You need to choose a windows manager that does this.

Offline tinypoodle

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Re: Show files on desktop
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 12:38:20 AM »
or rox-filer would be a wm independent option.
This subject has been discussed in detail before, you may search for it.
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Offline beerstein

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Re: Show files on desktop
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 04:09:10 AM »
Xfce4 would be candidate for this. please check out the new extension here.

BTW: Is there info available on how the icons and the app text description are
brought into that wbar on the bottom on the screen?

Sometimes I have a broken icon, but can see the description. I even can click on it.
and start the app and after I end the app the icon is visible and look good - strange?
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Offline dentonlt

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Re: Show files on desktop
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 06:02:30 PM »
Perhaps use iDesk. I haven't tried it, but it's in the repository.