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Old 12-29-2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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can't delete item from xfce desktop

I've got XFCE4.4 running and everything is working fine but when I right-click on a file (and text document for example) and select delete nothing happens. It apparently does move it to the trash because I can't do it again but the document stays on my desktop. As a workaround I have to go to settings, uncheck the option to let xfce manage the desktop and then re-enable it. It's a pain... is there a better solution?
Old 12-29-2007, 02:34 PM   #2
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i dont really like the way xfce draws the desktop icons either, what i did was disable xfce manageing the desktop too and install rox file manager and run it as rox --pinboard=PIN and this allows me to select only the apps with whatever icons i want for them,

rox --pinboard=PIN works with lots of the lightweight window managers like fvwm, ICEwm, blackbox/fluxbox/openbox, (basically any window manager that does not draw the desktop icons and wallpaper)...


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